When you commit to attending this university, there should be a standard that campus leadership advocates and provides resources for students to cross the graduation stage. Not only should you receive a degree, you should receive resources and support from UK throughout your time at UK. Through our vision, we are going to discuss how we can make tangible changes to improve our campus community to become a place where students feel visible, respected, and prepared for success.
YOUR VOICE = OUR VISION
ADVOCACY & ALLYSHIP
The obstacles we face have become bolder and our wounds have become deeper. Our community needs, and must have, leadership. The student body deserves future leadership that will hold the difficult conversations we need as a community to foster connection, respect, and decency. Leadership that will fight the evils of discrimination, hatred, and racism where it sees it and foster trust and accountability in its place. We are confident that we can bring that leadership to our campus. We must enter from a place where hard conversations are had and trust that has been lost is rebuilt. If we are to confront these challenges, we cannot confront them alone. To meet this moment, we must rebuild our community. We strive to enact change that promotes accessibility and affordability on UK's campus.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Mental Health is a key component to our safety and wellbeing as students and as a campus community. 64% of American university students drop out because of mental health concerns. The pressures in our lives are enormous and it is of the utmost importance that students at the University of Kentucky feel safe and comfortable seeing mental health professionals on and off-campus. However, in order to create this culture we need to meet students where they are. This is a pandemic and it will not be easily resolved. However, it is our responsibility to do what we can to create more accessibility in our mental health resources. UK has many resources, however it can be hard for students to navigate these resources and nearly impossible to get the help that they need. It is our priority to ensure that UKSGA and our university provide students with the resources they need.
Campus safety does not end on just campus. Proximity to campus should not limit your resources and ability to feel safe. Even if you are an off-campus resident, you deserve to feel like your surrounding campus community is safe. We need to address campus safety concerns of both residential and off-campus students to ensure that students can pursue their academics in a safe environment. When you voice a concern about campus safety, we want to work alongside you to provide a solution that promotes your safety.