Critical Race Training in Education

University of Kentucky


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100 Funkhouser Building, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 257-2000
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School Information
"The University of Kentucky has a broad range of resources centered on a single campus in the heart of the Bluegrass. Our wide array of programs allows us to excel in multidisciplinary studies and fosters an environment of cooperative engagement across all colleges, programs, and research endeavors. Because of the lives we touch and teach, we remain anchored in our mission to Kentucky– to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. To be sure, our complex, multi-faceted mission looks different today in many ways than it did in 1865. However, our sense of responsibility to our communities on campus and across the region is resolute. The mission has evolved and grown. The vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world beyond remains the same. They remain our compass – the soul of the University of Kentucky." The university offers over 200 academic programs across its 16 colleges and schools. (Source:
General Information
The University of Kentucky, in an effort to revise its disciplinary measures, will be revising its free-speech policies, although what form the revisions will take is unclear. Additionally, $10 million in funding allocated for a research alliance on racial justice, most notably the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies. Updates are expected as the center continues its work. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Disciplinary Measures

    Administration will be revising its free-speech policies.

  • Program and Research Funding

    $10 million in funding allocated for a research alliance on racial justice. Seed money given for the establishment of the Commonwealth Institute of for Black Studies. Partnership with the NAACP on educational access research.

  • Resources

    A professor at the teaching college authored a textbook for future teachers with lessons focusing on how "bias, prejudice, stereotypes and microaggressions affect the relationships between teachers, students and families."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    University of Kentucky separated Resident Assistants into two training groups, “one for RAs who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color and one for RAs who identify as White." The university later condemned the training and said it should not have happened.

Last updated March 12th, 2022