ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STUDENT (ABS):
The mission of the Association of Black Students is to stimulate and promote the intellectual, political, social, and cultural health of the campus community as a whole, with a focus on the issues impacting African American students and other underrepresented groups. ABS in the "umbrella" organization of African American student & organizations. They provide a resource clearing house for the social, financial, cultural, and advocacy needs on campus.
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BLACK DIAMOND CHOIR (BDC):
The Black Diamond Choir is a one hour credit course offered at the University of Louisville each semester listed as Music 109. Organized in 1969, the student gospel group has been singing and sharing the "Good News" locally and in various locations withing Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia.
LATIN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC STUDENT ORGANIZATION (LAHSO):
The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization is a RSO dedicated to celebrate the wide variety of Latin American/Hispanic history, heritage, cultures, and traditions present on the University of Louisville' campus through a fun and culturally inclusive way. Created in November 2009, LAHSO provides a common ground for those interested in all of these aspects of the Hispanic/Latino community through a combined effort with any interested student, campus leader, RSO, and group present at UofL. LAHSO it will emphasize and inform the larger UofL community of the presence and importance of the Hispanic/Latino people.
Partnering with the local non-profit Louisville Grows, the University of Louisville has planting the seed to discuss, and explore the possibilities of, creating food independence.The Garden Commons at the University of Louisville’s Cultural Center, the first community garden of its kind on the Belknap campus, provides an edible and educational landscape in which to actively promote a more sustainable food network. The Garden Commons is currently supported by Louisville Grows, the Cultural Center, UofL’s Sustainability Council, and more than a dozen campus and city organizations. The enthusiasm and hands-on engagement of UofL students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the greater community have and will continue to make this initiative a success.
WOODFORD R. PORTER SCHOLARS:
The society of Porter Scholars is the largest African American scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Named after former university trustee Woodford R. Porter, Sr., the scholarship was created in 1984. The society's mission and purpose are to provide support and assistance, academically, personally and socially for the retention of Porter Scholars. The Porter Scholar's major event this year was the 25th Celebration of Scholarship. The event, featuring WHAS 11 Anchor Renee Murphy as the host, included a message of empowerment from President James Ramsey, photos ops, reflections from the Porter family, dinner and entertainment.
THE STUDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD (SAAB):
The Louisville chapter of SAAB was established in 2005 to help increase graduation rates of African American males on campus. The completely student-managed chapter is housed in the University's Cultural Center and has grown consistently since its founding. The chapter has articulated three strategic goals:
- To assist and enhance the academic performance, retention, and graduation rate of African American male students at the university;
- To enhance the image of the African-American male; and
- To prepare every black male for graduate school.
SAAB accomplishes its goals by providing a "home base" for its members, providing them with social and academic support, and helps brothers navigate college services and resources.