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Student Group Hosts Awareness Events to End Use of “R Word”

photo of students at booth
Students at R word booth

The school psychology program’s student association, Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP), received the Multicultural Inclusion Grant from the UK Student Government Association to support their campus-wide events to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).”

The campus events, called “The R Word Is Not Our Word,” were spearheaded by student Shelby Kerwin, president of the Student Affiliates in School Psychology.

“The faculty are so proud of their efforts to advocate beyond the walls of the College of Education to reach those who need it the most,” said department chair Dr. Jeff Reese. “We appreciate all the students who helped that week to make it a success.”