Early Arrival Program (EAP)

Early Arrival Program

The Cultural Center Early Arrival Program (EAP) was created to help ease the
transition of incoming students of color including African American males, Latino students and Woodford R. Porter Scholars, from high school to college. The Early Arrival Program will take place on August 21, 2014. Through an enriching series of discussions, events and networking activities the program aims to teach students to be an active and engaged student at the University of Louisville. All events are based on real life experiences and included 3 tracks:

African American Male Initiative:
This track aided scholars AAMI participants in their successful transition to college life at the University of


The Excel Program is designed to provide intrusive advising support and connect students to critical academic and campus resources which may encourage their success at the university.  The overall goal of the program is to improve students’ academic performance and retention.

Latino Student Success:
This track assisted Hispanic/Latino students to gain awareness of and develop skills necessary to ensure
academic success through intentional connections with current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Louisville, specially, those with Hispanic/Latino background that can serve as role models for this specific population.

Woodford R. Porter Scholar:

Based on the four pillars of Porter, this track will help scholars gain significant awareness of and develop the skills necessary to ensure academic success through intentional connections with university faculty, staff,
students and special community guests.