Diversity & Equal Opportunity at KTC
The Kentucky Transportatin Center is committed to a policy of providing equal opportunities for all persons in recruitment, appointment, promotion, payment, training, and other employment and education practices without regard for economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. The Kentucky Transportatin Center does not discriminate on the basis of uniform service, veteran status, or physical or mental disability when an individual otherwise meets the minimum qualifications for application or participation. Compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination, and with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. Efforts to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to people with disabilities are also coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The written University of Kentucky Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1979 (VEVRAA), may be viewed in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. The AAP is available from 9:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday when the University of Kentucky is officially in session. The AAP may also be viewed on-line (www.uky.edu/EVPFA/EEO) and in the W.T. Young Library Reference Desk.
KTC’s Policy on Discrimination & Harassment AR 6:1
The Kentucky Transportatin Center, in its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the University community, is committed to maintaining an environment free of prohibited discrimination, which includes sexual and other forms of harassment. Discrimination and harassment are prohibited between members of the University community and shall not be tolerated.
Need to know more about Reasonable Accommodation?
KTC is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students, employees, and those with disabilities participating in programs and services. This is done in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and as detailed in the University of Kentucky Affirmative Action Plan.
Faculty And Staff:
If you are a qualified KTC faculty member or staff employee with a disability, you may request reasonable accommodation from your supervisor, chair, dean, director, or by contacting the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. Acquire an accommodation request form from this office or online.
If you have questions about your rights under the ADA, whether you are a qualified individual with a disability, or the documentation required to establish that status, you should contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. Any individual, supervisor, or an individual accompanied by their supervisor may schedule an appointment to determine eligibility and the reasonable/effective accommodation that may enable the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of their position.
If you are a UK student and need reasonable accommodations, you should contact the Disability Resource Center,
725 Rose Street, Suite 407 Multidisciplinary Science Building, Lexington, KY, Phone (859) 257-2754
To the KTC Family,
As the Kentucky Transportation Center fosters a community of learning and engagement, we strive to ensure that the contributions of all students, faculty, staff and visitors are valued and respected. This page contains necessary information for every member of the KTC community. It outlines policies and procedures for handling allegations of discrimination and harassment; it defines sexual, racial and other causes of harassment in accordance with the law and University policy; and it illustrates impermissible conduct and offers procedures for seeking help. the Kentucky Transportation Center does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Our community must address – without delay – allegations as they occur and ensure KTC provides the most effective means to prevent future incidences.If we are to commit anew to our shared Kentucky Promise – calling upon us to transform lives through education, research and service – then our campus community must be one of mutual respect and human dignity for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Our efforts will provide students, faculty, staff and those working and volunteering with KTC an enlightened worldview; a deeper understanding of civic values, social justice and service to the common good; and exhibit a greater understanding for different cultures and beliefs. We share a deep responsibility in fostering an environment of inclusiveness that maximizes our community’s work-life and learning opportunities, so that we may celebrate genuine success.