Mar 04, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Vision, Mission, & Value Statement


Strategic Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Values

Compliance with Regulations

Accreditation

 

Strategic Vision Statement

As Kentucky’s indispensable institution, we transform the lives of our students and advance the Commonwealth we serve - and beyond - through our teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery, research and creativity, promotion of health, and deep community engagement. 

 

Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.

The University of Kentucky:

  • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research;
  • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and
  • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity. 

 

Values

The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values:

  • Integrity

  • Excellence
  • Mutual Respect and Human Dignity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Academic Freedom
  • Shared Governance
  • Work-life Sensitivity
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Responsibility

 

Compliance with Regulations

The University of Kentucky complies with the federal and state constitutions, and all applicable federal and state laws, regarding nondiscrimination. The University provides equal opportunities for qualified students in all aspects of University operations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniformed service, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, social or economic status, or whether the person is a smoker or nonsmoker, as long as the person complies with University policy concerning smoking. Compliance with the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination, and with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is coordinated by the Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity Office, 013 Main Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032, 859-257-8927. 

Efforts to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to people with disabilities are also coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

Questions concerning compliance with regulations may be directed to UK’s Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 

Qualified students with disabilities should contact the associate dean and director of the Disability Resource Center at 859-257-2754 to request reasonable accommodation. 

The University is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Questions may be directed to the Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life or the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources. 

Information on the employment and earnings of public postsecondary education institution graduates in Kentucky is available at: https://kcews.ky.gov/KYLMI/ Questions about admission to the University should be directed to the appropriate admissions office. 

 

Accreditation

The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. The University of Kentucky also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).