Student Involvement

Student Organizations

Black Student Union:

The mission of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to stimulate and promote the intellectual, political, social, and cultural health of the campus community as a whole, with a focus on the issues impacting African American students and other underrepresented groups. BSU in the "umbrella" organization of African American student & organizations. They provide a resource clearing house for the social, financial, cultural, and advocacy needs on campus.

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Black Diamond Choir (BDC):

The Black Diamond Choir is a one hour credit course offered at the University of Louisville each semester listed as Music 109 (optional). Organized in 1969, the student gospel group has been singing and sharing the "Good News" locally and in various locations withing Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia.

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 Latinx Student Union

The Latino Student Union (LSU) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that focuses on advocating for Latinx peoples on campus and in the community, celebrating Latinx Culture, engage in community service, and provide leadership development opportunities for the Latinx students. 

Contact: Marcos Morales 


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The mission of the NAACP Youth and College Division is to inform youth of the problem affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples. The vision of the Youth & College division is to develop a new generation of leadership.



Society of Porter Scholars

The society of Porter Scholars is the largest African American scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Named after former university trustee Woodford R. Porter, Sr., the scholarship was created in 1984. The society's mission and purpose are to provide support and assistance, academically, personally, and socially for the retention of Porter Scholars. 

Contact Leondra Gully 


Brothers United:

Brothers United is a recognized student organization at the University of Louisville focused on brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and increasing the success of men of color. BU accomplishes its goals by providing a "home base" for its members, providing them with social and academic support, and helps brothers navigate college services and resources. Brothers United is an extension of the African American Male Initiative at UofL. To learn more about joining Brothers United visit the UofL OrgSync portal. Membership is open to any UofL student.

Contact: Brandyn Bailey

The University Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities may be found by following this link:Student Rights and Procedures.