Inclusive Excellence Grants, Awards and Book Clubs
Inclusive Excellence Program Grants
As part of an effort to increase diversity and a sense of belonging across the University of Kentucky campus, the Office for Institutional Diversity has created a grant program that will fund creative proposals for diversity programming.
The Inclusive Excellence Program will fund grants of up to $15,000 for creative diversity programming ideas. The program, which is funded by student fees, was announced during the October 2016 UK Board of Trustees annual retreat.
Inclusive excellence calls for us to increase our awareness of others and to work collectively to challenge our way of thinking and doing. It requires us to engage, teach, listen, and learn.
Inclusive Excellence Program grants are for programs that are student-centric and foster collaborative programming and partnerships among groups, centers, programs, registered student organizations and/or initiatives that are looking to address the importance of diverse views and cultures.
These programs should also educate others on issues of social justice and diversity, increase belonging and engagement of marginalized groups and increase opportunities for collaborative learning around issues of inclusive excellence.
For questions regarding the proposal process, call the Office for Institutional Diversity at 859-257-9293.
Inclusive Excellence Proposals Awarded for Fall 2023 Cycle
“859 Night Market”-FUNDED $15,000
“March Toward Inclusion”- FUNDED $8,500.00
2023 Future Health Professionals Conference- FUNDED $8,185.50
Beyond the Veil: An Exploration of Muslims in Healthcare- FUNDED $4,750.00
Inclusive Excellence Recognition Awards
The University of Kentucky Inclusive Excellence Recognition Awards recognize the accomplishments of individuals and their teams that demonstrate a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion through campus and community involvement and exemplary leadership.
Recipients exhibit such efforts through diversity and multicultural programming, culturally competent instruction, research and/or outreach efforts.
Inclusive Excellence Book Club
What’s the problem with being “not racist”? It is a claim that signifies neutrality: “I am not a racist, but neither am I aggressively against racism.” But there is no neutrality in the racism struggle. The opposite of “racist” isn’t “not racist.” It is “antiracist.
It is important to understand that the system of advantage is perpetuated when we do not acknowledge its existence.