Porter Scholar LLC

The community will be comprised of 26 students that will participate in structured learning experiences by taking two to three classes together, and participate in the Porter Scholarship Retention Program during their first year. The retention program will provide support in areas including academic engagement, mentor support, peer connection, and student involvement. In addition, students in the living learning community will gain leadership skills through the student-managed chapter of the Society of Porter Scholars. Furthermore, the LLC will assist students in fostering relationships with Black Faculty and Staff at the University and meaningful service connections in the local community.

This community is housed in Miller Hall. To learn more about Miller Hall, click here (link opens in a new window).

Who can apply to the Porter Scholar LLC?
What are the benefits of participating in the Porter Scholar LLC?
  • Increased scholarship retention rate when compared to first year scholarship recipients who do not live in the LLC
  • Specialized programming to promote successful transition to academic success
  • One-on-one coaching sessions
  • Increased opportunities for making connections and becoming more aware of campus resources
  • Programming designed to meet the needs of Black women
  • Opportunities for peer networking and connecting with Black faculty and staff
Required Courses for the Porter Scholar LLC:
  • Fall
    • GEN 101
    • ENG 101
    • POLS 111
Meet the Advisor

Leondra Gully is the Assistant Director for the University of Louisville Cultural Center. She is responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of color as well as assisting with diversity efforts of the Cultural Center as part of the university's mission related to diversity. She has a role to play in enhancing the diversity and academic excellence of the campus through coordinating the retention program and providing academic support to students of color. She serves as the advisor for the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program in addition to overseeing the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) STEM initiative designed to support students of color.

Email: leondra.gully@louisville.edu

Phone: 502-852-0231