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The UK LGBTQ* Alumni Group, also known as PrideCats, was founded in 2016 to promote fellowship among alumni of the University of Kentucky who identify as part of an LGBTQ* community as well as alumni who identify as friends of LGBTQ* communities. This group operates in close connection with the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources and seeks to bring members together through communication, meetings, gatherings, and reunions. The group’s main objectives include fostering a closer relationship between current students at the university and the alumni group, lending support to UK LGBTQ* communities, and promoting awareness of the history of LGBTQ* communities at the university.

For more information on the group and to find out how to be a member, visit the PrideCats' page with the Alumni Association or email

Visit PrideCats 

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LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

The UK LGBTQ+ Affinity Group is a voluntary group of UK faculty and staff who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies. The group meets regularly to celebrate shared community and communicate with one another and the institution. If you are a current UK employee interested in joining, you can use the link below to be added to the Microsoft Teams group.

Join the MS Team Community Group

Learn More about the EAG@UK Program

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SAFE Pledge

At the University of Kentucky, diversity is valued, inclusion is imperative, and belonging is foundational. By signing the Safe pledge, wearing a Safe badge, and displaying an electronic Safe badge in your email signature, you are conveying your commitment to these ideas and announcing your commitment to share a safe space with your colleagues through tangible action. 



What Does it Mean to be a Safe Person?

Below you will find educational resources to help you elevate yourself and your commitment in being a Safe person for the LGBTQ+ community. Provided is a PowerPoint presentation to help you understand how you can step up and take action when needed to protect your fellow colleagues and students. We have also provided a term guide to help you understand the variety of different lifestyles that you may encounter by being a Safe person. 

Thank you for taking a step towards creating an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

What does it mean to be a Safe person (Download Presentation) 

Glossary Guide ( Download Guide) 

Email Signature Icon ( Download ) 


Badge Buddy Locations

LGBTQ Resource Center 

Gatton Student Center 

Pickup Hours: Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm 


Student Administration Office

Gatton Student Center 

Pickup Hours: Monday through Friday- 8am-5pm