Breaking Bread Progressive Dinner
Join us on Thursday, October 21st as we proudly present Breaking Bread, a FREE progressive dinner featuring organizations working to make UofL a more inclusive and diverse community. Come for the food and discover what your campus has to offer. Door prize will be given out at the end of the night.
Our Campus Partners:
The Anne Braden Institute bridges the gap between academic research and social justice community advocates who might use that research. The Institute seeks to advance understanding of the legacy of the southern civil rights movement and to honor the vision of longtime Louisville racial justice organizer and journalist Anne Braden, whose outlook was global, but whose activism was concentrated at the grassroots level. We sponsor and stimulate research and educational programs relevant to the Louisville community on social movements, citizen participation, public policy reforms, and social, racial, gender and economic justice. Check out our reading room Ekstrom Library Room 258!
The UofL Cultural Center is a place where all students can feel welcomed and valued, and where they are invited to explore their unique cultures and that of others in a congenial environment.
One of the five critical areas of the University of Louisville’s 2020 Plan is Diversity, Opportunity, and Social Justice. U of L is committed to creating a challenging intellectual climate enhanced by our many human differences, and this serves as the foundational objective of the programs and services provided by the Cultural Center.
More specifically, the Cultural Center creates educational opportunities for members of the university community to critically think about their beliefs, values and assumptions as it relates to culture. To fulfill our mission, we support and offer co-curricular and extra-curricular programs that acknowledge and reflect the experiences of under-represented populations. We also provide educational opportunities for all members of the campus community to examine their individual and group experiences within a culturally diverse society.
The underlying goals of these two endeavors are to provide advocacy for our students, celebrate the diverse cultures of the campus community, engage students in social justice issues, and support the scholarship and retention of U of L students.
The mission of the Office of First Year Initiatives is to promote new student engagement and success at UofL by providing enriching curricular and co-curricular opportunities that help students develop fundamental skills, knowledge, and personal connections essential from their first year through graduation. To fulfill this mission, FYI programs are intentionally designed with a holistic approach, focusing on four main areas in which we expect students to grow, develop, and be successful: Civic, Academic, Personal, and Social (CAPS). FYI staff coordinate many programs and initiatives, including Welcome Week, Book-in-Common, STOMP, and the CAPS Leader Summer Mentor program. For more information, see the FYI website at http://louisville.edu/firstyear.
The mission of the Office of Health Promotion is to promote the vitality, health and academic excellence of the University of Louisville campus community through accurate and non-judgmental health programming, advocacy, and peer mentorship. We are working to build a campus community that values health by increasing access to healthy options and encouraging critical thinking about health decisions. Please visit our website to learn more about health advocacy and programs: louisville.edu/campushealth/promotion
Our vision is to increase international education at the University of Louisville, to enhance global awareness and nurture a more tolerant and inclusive human community. Our mission is to promote and enhance the University's goals by creating a community that appreciates global interdependence.
Our goals are to increase the number of international students at all academic levels; expand the number of students participating in study abroad programs; facilitate graduate student and faculty international research and travel; and provide quality services in support of these and other international initiatives.
Office for Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service strives to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage responsible citizenship, leadership, and community engagement. We serve as the hub for leadership development, community service, and civic engagement activities. Please utilize the services and programs available on our website http://louisville.edu/leadership/, and let us know how we can help you become a better change agent in and out of the classroom!
The Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Services works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville, one that welcomes people of all sexual orientation, and gender identities, and gender expressions through support, educational resources, and advocacy. The office works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus supporting the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs.
What We Offer
• Support for LGBT members of the university and their allies, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors
• Consultation about LGBT issues
• Educational, social, and supportive programming
• Coordination for LGBT-related groups and clubs on campus
• Comfortable, accessible space for anyone interested in a place to talk, listen, or find support
The UofL Women's Center serves as a catalyst for empowering women at UofL and throughout the Louisville area. The mission of the Women's Center is to build alliances with campus and community groups in order to promote equality, increase women's self-reliance, and to heighten the understanding of women's contributions to all cultures and societies
Annual Programs include:
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon where the Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award (for faculty and staff) and the Celeste Nichols Professional Development Award (for graduate students) are presented. The Kentucky Women's Book Festival which brings together Kentucky women writers and their readers to meet, discuss, and share their love and appreciation of the written word. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day; Equal Pay Day; the Women’s History Month Calendar; and publication of the Women’s Center News are also annual programs.
Recurring Student Programs include:
The Modern Outlook on Motherhood (MOM) Group; and the Women 4 Women Student Chapter. Center staff also collaborate on planning committees for a wide range of events such as Body Acceptance, Body Awareness Week; Take Back the Night; and the Counseling Center’s Depression Awareness Screening.