Diversity, Engagement, Culture & Climate

The Office of Diversity, Engagement, Culture & Climate (DECC) supports the College of Arts & Sciences in its efforts to transform the teaching, learning, and working environment into one of full inclusion and equity for all, to promote and advance the value of global citizenship, and to develop and sustain engagement programs that empower the community and build knowledge while integrating scholarship with real life experience.

National Heritage and Awareness Calendar

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February

Black History Month

March

Women’s History Month
Irish American Month
Greek American Month

April

Arab American Heritage Month

May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Military Appreciation and National Veterans and Military Families Month

June

LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month
Caribbean American Heritage Month
Immigrant Heritage Month
Juneteenth

July

Disability Pride Month
French American Heritage Month

August

No Designated Recognition

September

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

October

German American Heritage Month
Filipino American History Month
Italian American Heritage Month

November

Native American Heritage Month

December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 

University Resources

UofL Office of Diversity & Equity
To begin the process of transforming our community to an antiracist campus, the Office of Diversity and Equity is collecting materials to provide a central hub of resources.

Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda
This site highlights the historic steps, current and ongoing initiatives, and future actions enacted or needed to help us achieve this goal.

University Policy on Work-Restricted Religious Holy Days
Federal law and university policy prohibit discrimination on the basis of religious belief. It is the policy of the University of Louisville to accommodate students, faculty, and staff who observe religious work-restricted holy days.

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