ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STUDENT (ABS): (Office Numbers: 502-852-4770/502-852-7267)
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.
Black State of the University Address
Black History Month: Time Wise Lecture
National Pan-Hellenic Council Step-show
The American International Relations Club serves as a platform for "UNITY in DIVERSITY" amongst the American and International students from across the globe. Their primary objective is to bring together students from diverse backgrounds, different countries, several languages, cross cultures, across the seas into one common thread. The AIRC's premiere event is its International Banquet which features international dishes, lively music, and performances by international and American students.
BLACK DIAMOND CHOIR (BDC): (Office Number: 502-852-0232)
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.
- Feed the Families
- Chili Supper Fundraiser
- More than 10 performances
- Spring Concert featuring nationally renown artists Lamar Campbell & Dexter Walker
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.
- Became a recognized student organization
- Co-sponsored an International Tea
- Helped create Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
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.
The purpose of the NAACP UofL Chapter is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups. The the theme of the 2009-2010 year was "Celebrating the Future of Multicultural and Unity." Keeping with the theme, NAACP's signature event, the Freedom Ball, featured keynote speaker Charlie Strong. Strong is the newly installed men's football coach at the University of Louisville.
- Diversity Concert
- Freedom Ball
- NAACP Week
SOCIETY OF PORTER
SCHOLARS: (Office Number: 502-852-0227)
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.
- Creation of weekly "Porter Forecast" newsletter
- Martin Luther King (MLK) Day: Porter Day of Service
- Mr. & Ms. Porter Campaign
- Class Gender Meetings
- Finals Blitz (co-sponsored with A&S Student Council)
- 25th Celebration of Scholarship
- Porter Week
- "Porter's Angels" Salvation Army Toy Drive
- Relay for Life team
The Black Hawk Publication is a culture of students who are passionate about progressive education, productive empowerment and positive energy. It is a monthly, independent news source that has given minority students a voice in Kentucky since it was founder in April 2006 by Tytianna N.M. Wells. It serves as an alternative to the official campus newspaper that stands and fights for the visibility of minority students, no only by uncovering social ills but recovering solutions to those issues abroad.
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.
- Know How 2 Go collaboration with JCPS
SNCC has been characterized by historians as the movement’s “cutting edge”. It seeks to both cultivate and reinforce local leadership. Its uncompromising style of non-violent direct action confronts racial injustice and racial segregation.