Student Organizations

We encourage students to get involved in student-led organizations on campus to gain leadership skills and experience in their field of study.

Food & Health Organizations

CHAARG

An organization that ignites a passion in college-age women for health and fitness with an emphasis that fitness can, and should, be fun! For more information, contact ukchaarg@gmail.com.

Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association

An organization for students focused on nutrition-related service and learning opportunities from experts in food, nutrition and health professions.

Spoon U

An online food publication created by students for students about food, restaurants and everything in between.


Hunger Organizations

Big Blue Pantry

Serves non-perishable food to all UK students. Located in White Hall rooms 23-25. To receive food or volunteer, contact bigbluepantry@ukcco.org.

The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky

An on-campus, student service organization that provides a sustainable solution to reducing food waste while serving healthy meals to those struggling with hunger.

Universities Fighting World Hunger at the University of Kentucky

An organization that supports on-campus, hunger-related initiatives and organizations by facilitating communication and providing resources to develop and implement strategies to end hunger.

Wildcats for H.O.M.E.S.

A student-run program within the Center of Community Outreach (CCO), providing structured experiences that motivate students to learn about, think through, and take action against food and housing insecurity. For more information, contact HOMES@ukcco.org


Pre-Professional Organizations

American Medical Student Association at the University of Kentucky 

The American Medical Student Association at the University of Kentucky is a chapter of the national, student-governed organization that was founded in 1950. This organization engages pre-medical students, medical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. For more information, contact ukamsapremed@gmail.com.

Phi Delta Epsilon, KY Gamma at the University of Kentucky

Phi Delta Epsilon, KY Gamma at the University of Kentucky is a pre-medical chapter of a medical fraternity that aims to provide pre-medical students with opportunities for academic and professional growth and development through shadowing, informative talks and service activities. For more information, contact phide.uky@gmail.com.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The Pre-Pharmacy Club at the University of Kentucky is a student run organization supported by the UK College of Pharmacy that aims to educate and connect students with interests in pharmacy. 

Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association

The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association is open to students who want to learn about this career field. Supported by the UK College of Health Sciences, this organization provides interaction between local Physician Assistants and students, while unifying peers with the common career goals.

Pre-Physical Therapy Student Association 

The Pre-Physical Therapy Student Association is open to any student interested in physical therapy to guide members to become competitive candidates for Physical Therapy schools. They meet once every month during each semester and have guest speakers, including physical therapists in the community, rehab science professors, admission administrators and current physical therapy students.

For students who are interested in exploring the physical therapy profession, please consider shadowing or volunteering at the following healthcare facilities:

  • Samaritan’s Touch
  • KORT Physical Therapy
  • UK Orthopedics Clinic
  • Lexington Veteran Affairs Hospital