Student Service Organizations

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4 Paws for Ability at UK's goal is to socialize dogs to get them ready for anything they may come across once they are placed with their families. The dogs will live with the student for a semester while they are being trained to become service dogs for children with a disability.

Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides service to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes. We strive to help each individual member develop leadership skills, experience friendship on many levels and provide service to others. Our mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service.

Here at UK, we focus mainly on the friendship aspect of things, pairing up students with individuals with disabilities from the Lexington area. We get together on a monthly basis to hang out like a normal group of friends, facilitating genuine relationships and interaction. In the process, we build communication/social skills and improve the overall quality of life for our members both with and without disabilities.

Camp Kesem is a child's friend through and beyond a parent's cancer. Throughout the school year, our CK team will fundraise money to send children who are affected by a parent's cancer to a week-long summer camp that we provide to them completely for free. This is a student-run organization and welcomes members from all backgrounds.

College Mentors for Kids is a non-profit organization on UK's campus that mentors at-risk, elementary students from local schools in Lexington, Kentucky. Each week, College Mentors transports approximately 120 students to UK's campus where they are paired with a college-aged mentor. The mission of College Mentors for Kids is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most.

DanceBlue is a year long fundraising organization benefiting the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund as well as research through the Markey Cancer Center. DanceBlue culminates with a 24 hour no sitting, no sleeping, dance marathon held every February to celebrate the year's fundraising efforts.

EWB-UKY supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while providing practical engineering application and developing humanitarian leaders. Our members work with communities both locally in Lexington, as well as in places such as South America and Africa, to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems.

Booster club for the University of Kentucky Air Force cadet program. (Not affiliated with the United States Air Force, the Holm Center, or Air Force ROTC.)

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of university students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.

The University of Kentucky chapter of Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate inadequate housing locally in Lexington, KY while creating a fun, welcoming environment for its members. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that offers home ownership opportunities to hard-working, low-income families worldwide

Student group of the non-profit organization Hand in Hand Ministries headquartered in Louisville, Ky. This student group's mission is to focus on the mission work in Auxier, Ky. This mission work includes: repairing homes and collecting goods as the need presents themselves.

The purpose of this organization is to provide health, wellness and physical fitness information and resources to the UK community. The club also serves as an academic and networking resource for those interested in the field of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

Our goal is to promote passion for sustainability issues while providing marginalized youth in Lexington with skills necessary to combat environmental injustices. LEYO will utilize University of Kentucky undergraduates as Sustainability Mentors to mentor students during activities and our once a semester excursion trip.

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Love Your Melon product sales fund superhero adventures for children battling cancer, cancer research and further support for the families of children battling cancer. The University of Kentucky Love Your Melon Campus Crew will be spreading the mission, selling products to raise money, and personally giving hats to children in treatment in our community!

MTIT is the Medical Technologies Innovation Team, the program is designed to connect middle and high school students, undergraduate students, medical students, and medical professionals. Currently the students are working on a project involving laparoscopic surgery technologies; they are working towards patenting their designs.

MEDLIFE is a service organization meant to send students on service trips in Latin America and Africa that benefit the rural areas with mobile medical clinics, basic education, and vital community development projects. This club benefits people of all interests and majors, including pre-medical students, spanish majors, international studies majors, community development majors, education majors, and many others.

Oxfam UK is a student-run organization that works to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger and social injustice. We host events to educate students on issues of global inequality and poverty as well as host fundraisers for issues like the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

The mission of the Random Acts of Kindness Club is to raise awareness of kindness and bring positive impact to our community by motivating individuals and groups.

The mission of the Lexington Red Show Crew is to educate and empower college students to engage in community service and philanthropic activities, develop leadership skills and build awareness of the Ronald McDonald House during their time at the University of Kentucky.

The UKSAC is a free clinic run by medical students from the University of Kentucky. Our mission is to assume a leadership role in improving the health and well-being of the uninsured adult population in Lexington by providing free medical services and increasing awareness of local health care resources.