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About SOA

SOA is the hub for involvement on campus! We are excited that you are on campus and are looking to get involved and engaged at the University of Kentucky! 


Student Organizations and Activities (SOA) makes it possible for University of Kentucky students to gain the skills, relationships and experiences that will positively influence their educational and career trajectories. We do this by creating intentional spaces and opportunities where students can develop as individuals, leaders, and community members.


The Office of Student Organizations and Activities is located in the Gatton Student Center, Suite A154 and is open Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM. 

17,686 Students Involved

Each student will gain skills, relationships, and experiences through engagement

Involvement Advising
600+ Registered Student Organizations

Including Registered & Sponsored Student Organizations

Lead Blue Awards
729 Events and Programs

Hosted by SOA and SOA Sponsored Student Organizations during the 22-23 Academic Year

Students playing chess outside at Cat-A-Palooza, an event during K Week

Get Involved

Getting involved & engaged

Involvement is a great way for Wildcats to find their community on campus, but getting involved looks a little bit different for every single person on our campus. For you, getting involved might include opportunities like: joining a student organization, attending an event, participating in community service,  joining a research project, or something totally different! 

There are a ton of opportunities to figure out the right kind of involvement and engagement for you - use the resources and tips on this page to start your involvement journey here at UK!