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The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives focuses on recruiting diverse graduate and professional students in UK's six health colleges and retaining diverse graduate and professional students in all nineteen colleges, contributing to an inclusive campus environment where all students can fully engage and succeed. 

2023 Men of Color Symposium

moc 2023

"Be Your Own Brand: Build It, Be It, Believe It"

The purpose of the symposium is to create an opportunity for men of color across the state of Kentucky to speak toward their unique experiences with the goal of sharing knowledge and creating stronger pathways toward success. The theme for the 2023 University of Kentucky Men of Color Symposium is “Be Your Own Brand: Build It, Be It, Believe It.” Our theme is rooted in our commitment to embrace, acknowledge and support the holistic needs of men of color throughout the K-12 and college experience.

Symposium participation is open to everyone, however, the speakers and topics have been intentionally selected to speak toward the concerns and experiences of men of color across the commonwealth. 

Please click here to register!