Location: Lexington, KY
Established Date: 1865
Mascot Name: The Wildcat/”Scratch” Youth Mascot
Conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Fight Song: “On, On U of K”
Football Stadium: Kroger Field
Basketball Arena: Rupp Arena/Memorial Coliseum
Baseball Stadium: Kentucky Proud Park
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
The University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is committed to addressing the distinct challenges and incredible opportunities facing the Commonwealth it has served for nearly 150 years. UK aspires to global recognition as a nationally ranked public institution, and in this era of tremendous change and challenge throughout higher education, UK must build on its core strengths as the state’s public flagship, land-grant university.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
The University of Kentucky:
- Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research;
- Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and
- Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.
The University contributes to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond, nurturing a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.