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.

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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A look back at UofL’s women’s history

A look back at UofL’s women’s history

In 1907, UofL’s College of Liberal Arts opened on West Broadway, offering more than a dozen departments and admitting “both ladies and gentlemen.” The first graduating class in 1908 was comprised of 10 women and eight men, according to “The University of Louisville” by Dwayne D. Cox and William J. Morison.

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African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

The year 2020 revealed to some and reminded others that America is truly a nation divided. Our Yearlings Club panel offered their perspectives on current issues, historical events leading up to those issues and offers solutions to address problems affecting black communities throughout the country.

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UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

The origins of UofL’s Pan-African Studies department can be traced back to the late 1960s when there was unrest not only across the country, but also on campus. Ricky Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies department, said during this time, there was a student-led effort to develop more Black Studies opportunities.

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