A Support Organization for University of Louisville Student-Parents The S.P.A. is a new recognized student organization at the University of Louisville and was approved by the Student Government Association for RSO status in April 2011. U of L student-parents may view college from different perspectives, face many challenges and take on different roles as a moms, dads, single-parents, married and also at the same time being a student. Therefore, a campus support group is important in helping this group of students meet the challenges they face. The primary purpose(s) of the organization is to promote the academic success of the university’s student parents; offer support services and resources to student-parents who are pursuing a college degree; and help student-parents learn to balance their personal, social, academic and professional lives. Additional purposes, but not limited to, are to connect student-parents on the University of Louisville campus with one another; offer information regarding campus and community resources that are beneficial to students, such as childcare, housing, academic; etc., and provide networking opportunities. The Women’s Center MOMS Support Group falls under the umbrella of this organization and will continue its current mission. Membership includes U of L student-parents (both male and female) but is also open to a limited number of student-parents from the local Metroversity schools, such as Jefferson Community & Technical College System (JCTCS), Spalding University, etc., who are not enrolled as U of L students but who are also enrolled student-parents at their respective schools. The SPA/Mom Support Group meets at least twice a month each semester and also sponsors various projects such as the annual Clothing Exchange Project for Children. Fall 2013 meetings: September 17, October 15, October 29, November 12
This is a women's professional board that prepares women to become leaders on campus and in the community. The focus of this board's programs are on health, education, and leadership of women. To learn more email. To apply to become a board member fill out this application!
EXCITING NEWS!!! The Women's Center is starting a Women's Network, geared towards University of Louisville women in graduate, doctorate, and post-doc programs. Each month we will host at least one fun group outing so UofL female, professional students can meet and mingle with other women pursing higher education.
This group, comprised of women student veteran from all branches of the military as well as Active Duty, Reserves or the National Guard, is designed to provide each other with a supportive community, network of friends and empowering each other to succeed in academics and beyond. Women student-veterans are encouraged to get involved! (This support group along with the Student Parent Association is sponsoring a fall collection drive for homeless women veterans, in conjunction with the SPA Clothing Exchange Project.) Dates: September 30-October 31, 2013.