Cultural Center Retention Program

The Retention and Assessment unit within the Cultural Center was implemented in the Fall of 2014. This unit is responsible for designing and implementing an academic support system and program evaluation for student success initiatives. This support system acts as a supplement to current programming within the Cultural Center and the campus community. This unit will provide additional support to retention programs currently within the Cultural Center including the African American Male Initiative (AAMI), Hispanic/Latin@ Initiative, and the Woodford R. Porter Scholars.

Retention Programs:

African American Male Initiative

The African American Male Initiative at the University of Louisville seeks to increase the retention, graduation, engagement and overall success of African American males by addressing various scholastic and social challenges, through academic engagement, mentoring, peer connection, and student involvement.

Hispanic/Latin@ Initiative

HLI’s mission is to build strong support systems for Latino students at UofL through programs and events that explore our many identities, develop leaders, and provide coaching and mentoring for life success, share campus resources, and build community and campus collaborations.

Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program

The Porter Scholarship program is the largest scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Named after a former university trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter Sr., the scholarship program was created in 1984. The mission and purpose are to provide academic, personal and professional support and to all recipients of this scholarship. Areas of support are based on the four pillars of promise which include scholarship, leadership, service and heritage.

Download our retention plan here.