What’s Your Pioneer Type?


Take a stand

You are the champion of your community. You fight for justice, for peace, for ensuring everyone has what they need to live a fulfilling life. You care about the world around you and work tirelessly to make it a better place.

  • Academic opportunities that may interest you

    • Pioneer Leadership Program
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
    • Peace Corps Prep
    • Community Engagement through the Arts
    • Service Learning Courses
    • Pioneer Pathways College Readiness Mentoring
    • YMCA Black Achievers College and Career Readiness
  • Community Engagement Opportunities

    • Animal Rights Alliance
    • Circle K
    • It’s On Us (to prevent sexual abuse)
    • Students Against Hunger and Homelessness
    • thriveTU (mental health and mindfulness)
    • TEAL – Transy Environmental Action League (TEAL Thanksgiving/Earth Month)
    • Greek Life – philanthropies
    • Green Dot Program
    • London Ferrill Community Garden
    • Student Volunteer Teams
    • Saturday-in-service
    • Alternative Break Experiences
    • Community Clearinghouse
  • Internship and Career Opportunities

    • Teach for America
    • Greenhouse 17 Domestic Violence Prevention
    • Muhammad Ali Center
    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families
    • God’s Pantry Food Bank
    • Food Chain
    • Radio Eye Services for the Visually Impaired
    • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
  • Cool Classes

    • ANTH 3404 Sustainable Development
    • SOC 2524 Social Class Inequality
    • PHIL 2164 Bioethics
    • PSY 2544 Stereotyping and Prejudice
    • ENVS 1024 Environmental Science
    • EDU 3314 Readings in Peace Education
    • SOC 2244 Social Problems, Politics, and Policy
    • BIO 2124 Field Botany
    • ANTH 3424 Appalachia and the Environment
    • PHIL 2614 Animal Minds/Human Values

Meet some Advocates

When Kennedy Bruner was little, she spent time in and out of the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital to be treated for kidney disease. So you can imagine her excitement to be able to work with UK Children’s Hospital as the philanthropy chair of her Phi Mu sorority by raising money and collecting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network. Community engagement is a lifelong calling for the sophomore, and she’s taken every opportunity at Transylvania to jump in and help with a number of local organizations in any way she can.

“At Transy you find this community of welcoming, open-minded people that fuel your success. It pushes people to grow and become the best versions of themselves, to excel and succeed and be just so happy during all of it. It’s easy to stand out because there are so many ways to get involved.

Kennedy Bruner ’24

In his time at Transy, Seth Wyatt has stepped up and into the opportunities presented to him, developing as a leader while serving and advocating for the larger community. As president of the Interfaith Alliance, he is committed to representing all religious traditions on campus and to creating an inviting, respectful space for individuals to share their perspectives. He sees Transy’s intimate campus as an exceptional place for opportunities to serve and to build an inclusive, respectful community.

 Transy does a really good job of giving students a platform to promote their voice… You have a lot of opportunities to get involved and find something you’re passionate about. Once you’ve found that passion, Transy gives you a lot of different ways to voice it, to improve what the campus is doing, what the community is doing. There’s an outward impact Transy has on the Lexington community. 

Seth Wyatt ’21