Diversity at Our School

The University of Kentucky is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. It strives to be a model, for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, of a truly diverse society that celebrates human differences, promotes fairness and equity in policies and practices, and upholds basic principles of social justice. It is within this framework that the School of Information Science has developed a dedicated and on-going program to make diversity central to its curriculum, activities and staffing. It also is committed to educating its students about the value of diversity to them, the university, and greater society; and through this plan, the school works toward these goals.

As of 8/24/2012, UK SIS has convened its own Diversity Committee to help work toward these goals.

Current Diversity Committee Members (SIS):

David Nemer, ICT (Chair)

Shannon Oltmann,LIS

Raj Gaur, ICR


Read Our Diversity Plan Here

Read recent diversity-related posts from the School


Diversity Initiatives in Our College

The College of Communication & Information also has its own Diversity Committee established in May 2010. For more information on their diversity initiatives, click the link below.

Go to Our College's Diversity Initiative Page


Current Events

As part of diversity initiatives for the Fall 2016 semester, the College of Communication has helped fund a special guest talk with speaker Naeemah Clark of Elon University on the subject "Does The Media Tell Us Who We Should Be?" The talk will be held on October 20th in Kinkaid Auditorium in the Gatton College building and is free/open to the public.

More Information about this event here


Diversity Resources at UK

Office for Institutional Diversity

Student-Led Diversity Efforts

Diversity Scholars Programs

Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES)

UK CATalyst

Student Support Services

Martin Luther King Center

Office of Academic Ombud Services

Confucius Institute


Diversity Resources (Library Science Organizations)

American Library Association Office for Diversity

Association of Research Libraries Diversity Recruitment Programs