Diversity Awards and Program Applications

Diversity Programming Application

PLEASE NOTE for FY 2021-22 the Diversity Programing Committee has set a limit of $500.00 for funds requested from CODRE

The purpose of the Diversity Programming Committee is to identify and/or support programming for staff, faculty, and students who promote diversity initiatives and social justice as multi-faceted endeavors that enhances and strengthens the campus climate as it relates to issues of diversity through educational experiences, on and off-campus.

All members of the University community are eligible to apply for funds. Preference will be given to those requests that enhance the understanding and appreciation of diversity within the University community.  If a Recognized Student Organization, RSO, is requesting funding, they must be in good standing to be eligible for funds.

Please begin the process by going to the Engage UofL webpage and loging in. 


CODRE Awards |  Deadline EXTENDED March 18, 2022

Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award 

Please begin the process by going to the Engage UofL webpage and loging in. Link to 2022 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award. For additional information, contact Colleen Martin.

Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Staff Award 

Please begin the process by going to the Engage UofL webpage and loging in. Link to 2022 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff AwardFor additional information, contact Colleen Martin.

CODRE Awards |  Deadline EXTENDED March 15, 2022


2022 DEI Student Leader Award 

The purpose of the DEI Student Leader Award is to honor a current undergraduate or graduate student, post-bac or post-doctoral fellow, for their contributions to UofL's goals for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion including efforts to build an anti-racist campus community.

The UofL Diversity Programming Committee of the Commission on Diversity & Racial Equity (CODRE) encourages members of the UofL campus community to nominate students who are active in diversity, equity, and inclusion work and support the work of the Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda (CARA). Each nominee must be a current UofL student, have contributed in the areas of community leadership, advocacy, as well as to the activities of CODRE. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information, visit CODRE’s Engage portal page.Or contact J'Lissabeth FaughnorLeondra Gully

2022 Commissioner of the Year Award

The purpose of the Commissioner of the Year Award is to honor a current commissioner or associate who has served within the past six months, who has gone the extra mile to support The Commission on Diversity & Racial Equity (CODRE) and its mission, demonstrated excellence in advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UofL Diversity Programming Committee of CODRE encourages members of CODRE to nominate a current commissioner or associate member for this award. Each nominee must have contributed in the areas of community leadership, advocacy, as well as to the activities of CODRE. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information and to apply, visit CODRE’s Engage portal page. Or contact J'Lissabeth Faughn or Leondra Gully


Undergraduate and Graduate Research Fund 

The request for this funding initiative will be focused on the support of UofL students conducting research. Research that focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, minority populations will receive preference. Any student research project submitted for funding must have UofL faculty supervision and appropriate institutional approval.  Research projects may come from any discipline. It is recommended that all applicants for this fund review the UofL Commission on Diversity and Racial Equity, CODRE, web page for details about CODRE. Students can apply for up $500.00.

Applicants may be funded one-time-only, and the funding period may not exceed one year. At the completion of the research, awardees will be responsible for the dissemination of research outcomes at the University of Louisville Research Symposium and during a designated CODRE general body meeting. A written report of the completed project to CODRE will be required. Presentations at local, state, or national meetings and venues are encouraged.

The Deadline for submission is ongoing. Please begin the process by going to the Engage UofL webpage and logging in. Link to Undergraduate and Graduate Research Fund