Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education respectfully acknowledges that the University of Kentucky sits on the traditional territories of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.
Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education Language - History - Practice
Mission and Approach
Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education (IEDE) is committed to supporting the broader mission of the University of Kentucky’s strategic plan and the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID). IEDE serves the University as a centralized educational unit for expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Our work is rooted in an organized effort to create a campus community invested in exposing, challenging, and minimizing the effects of interpersonal and institutionalized discrimination.
We organize our work around three key pillars: language, history, and practice.
Unconscious Bias Initiative
Building on the core pillars of language, history, and practice, the Unconscious Bias (UB) Initiative is a tiered training series for faculty and staff that provides an elaborated context around the systemic and interconnected roots of bias.
Unconscious Bias for UK 101/201
In the summer of 2020, President Capilouto released a comprehensive, organization-wide diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) implementation plan to accelerate progress around the sense of belonging for the University’s marginalized and underrepresented populations.