Located in the bottom floor of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, OCI is a home and haven for Chinese international students. Our goal is to support Asian American and Chinese international students through our programs while also educating campus about Asian American history, challenges, successes, and culture. Our DEI programming includes speaker events, workshops, a book club and more.
Office of China Initiatives
OCI leads UK’s China strategy through developing key partnerships, providing opportunities for students & faculty to engage with China, cultivating a holistic educational experience for students of Chinese descent, and growing UK’s brand & alumni network in China. OCI bridges internationalization and diversity, equity, and inclusion through advocacy and education while fostering and advancing a culture of belonging where ALL are valued, respected, and engaged in their pursuit of global understanding. At the core, OCI connects countries, cultures, and peoples.
We envision a community in which all are welcomed, inspired, and empowered to become global leaders and advocates for the shared goal of advancing understanding between China and Kentucky.