Community Engagement

Addressing the needs and interests of our diverse communities locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.


Passport building showcases UofL’s Signature Partnership initiative

The University of Louisville is a member of Passport Health Plan, which broke ground on its new headquarters building on March 14. Five UofL schools will lease space in Passport’s new building, which is on the site of the former Philip Morris cigarette plant at the intersection of West Broadway and 18th Street downtown. 

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UofL hosts middle schoolers for a Day of Science

Louisville middle school students recently enjoyed a day of science. But instead of sitting in a typical classroom, they spent the day on UofL’s campus. 

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Cardinal family encouraged to give back April 13-14

UofL employees, students and alumni are invited to participate in the UofL Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service April 13-14.

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UofL employees, alumni kick off Homecoming 2017 with community service

The UofL Alumni Association and UofL Office of Community Engagement co-hosted the 2017 Louisville Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service Oct. 6 -7. Faculty, and staff, as well as alumni councils and chapters across the nation, co-hosted service events as a way to kick off Homecoming 2017. 

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UofL Signature Partnership marks 10 years of community impact

The Signature Partnership Initiative at the University of Louisville began in 2007 with one major overarching goal – increase education attainment for those living in Louisville’s west end neighborhoods. It became a comprehensive effort, addressing hurdles that can prevent educational attainment including access to quality health care, employment opportunities, social and human services and K-12 educational partnerships.

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UofL pitches in to help with Hurricane Harvey aftermath

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a number of UofL representatives have stepped up to help those affected the most. 

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Nonprofit fair connects students with service opportunities

This was the second year for the Nonprofit Fair, hosted by the Honors Student Council's service committee.

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Human Rights Advocacy Program

UofL's Human Rights Advocacy Program has been recognized as an outstanding model of community engagement. The program, established in 2014 by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, works to advance the rights of immigrants, refugees and noncitizens through scholarship and engagement.  

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UofL's first African American VP retiring after 31 years on campus

Dan Hall, UofL’s vice president for the Office of Community Engagement, joined the university in the fall of 1985 after spending seven years in Washington, DC, working on Capitol Hill with Louisville Congressman Ron Mazzoli.  Read more

Nursing students give back during spring break

Instead of a beach getaway, a handful of UofL nursing students spent their spring break giving back to the Louisville community and those in need.  Read more

UofL is using technology to help immigrants get around their new home

Faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Geography and Geosciences are creating databases and systems to help refugees and immigrants resettle in Louisville.  Follow this link to see the video featured on WHAS-11 on December 27, 2016.

'Tis the season of giving at UofL

Each year during Santa’s busy season, UofL employees and students step up their philanthropic efforts to help those in need throughout the community, essentially taking on the role of elves.

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Elevate Portland Initiative continues to inspire

Students, staff and faculty from the University of Louisville College of Business Elevate Portland Initiative handed out bright red sweatshirts and high-fives to the children at an event held on October 28. 

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UofL shines spotlight on community engagement leaders

Winners of the Eighth Annual Community Engagement Awards were celebrated Oct. 26 with a reception and ceremony at Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library.

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Speed School debuts Central High School maker space

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering opened its third maker space at a local school this week — this time at Central High School.  Read more.

First-year law students kick off semester with community service

More than 70 first-year Louis D. Brandeis School of Law students volunteered at organizations around Louisville in August to kick off the fall semester and become more familiar with the community. Read more 

Louisville Baseball Named Nations #1 Community Service Team for the Fall

Cardinals accumulated more than 2,600 hours of service, highlighted by outreach visit to the Dominican Republic.  Read more

2015 Year in Review

So much happened across the university related to community engagement in 2015.  This pictorial snapshot captures some of the highlights.

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