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Adopted by the Board of Trustees in March 2013, the University Creed symbolizes what it means to be a Wildcat and a member of the UK community. Drafted by students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Creed reminds us of the core values of our institution and encourages each member of the Big Blue Nation to strive for excellence every day. -UKPR

UK Creed

As a Wildcat,

  • promise to strive for academic excellence and freedom by promoting an environment of creativity and discovery.
  • promise to pursue all endeavors with integrity and compete with honesty.
  • promise to embrace diversity and inclusion and to respect the dignity and humanity of others.
  • promise to contribute to my University and community through leadership and service.
  • promise to fulfill my commitments and remain accountable to others.

We believe in the University of Kentucky and will forever honor our alma mater.