The Training Resource Center (TRC) at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is recognized as a model for unique and innovative university-based programs for human service training systems. The primary goal of TRC is to enhance the delivery of education, training, and professional development activities to clients. The services of the TRC range from training of new and veteran employees to conference coordination, curriculum development and planning, job task analysis, facilitation services, and system analysis. The TRC has over $27 million dollars in external grants and contracts with various federal, state, local and private partnering agencies.
The Honors Program at the University of Kentucky began in 1961. It offers interdisciplinary, seminar-style classes of 15–20 students each as well as "H-section" classes that accelerate common course offerings such as chemistry, biology, and physics. The program is intended to supplement the individual interests of the students. Students are offered priority registration, one-on-one faculty attention, dedicated advising, the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research from their first semesters on campus, and are directed to other programs, including the Chellgren Fellows program, the Gaines Fellowship in the Humanities, the University Scholars Program (which allows simultaneous undergraduate and graduate study), and external scholarship opportunities. Additionally, students are offered assistance with fellowship applications, scholarship applications, study abroad opportunities, Honors designation on transcript and diploma,  and/or service learning interests, among other things.