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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Latin American & Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO):

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization is a RSO dedicated to celebrate the wide variety of Latin American/Hispanic history, heritage, cultures, and traditions present on the University of Louisville' campus through a fun and culturally inclusive way. Created in November 2009, LAHSO provides a common ground for those interested in all of these aspects of the Hispanic/Latino community through a combined effort with any interested student, campus leader, RSO, and group present at UofL. LAHSO it will emphasize and inform the larger UofL community of the presence and importance of the Hispanic/Latino people.

Contact: Sarah Nunez 


Garden Common

Partnering with the local non-profit Louisville Grows, the University of Louisville is planting the seed to discuss, and explore the possibilities of, creating food independence.The Garden Commons at the University of Louisville’s Cultural Center, the first community garden of its kind on the Belknap campus, provides an edible and educational landscape in which to actively promote a more sustainable food network. The Garden Commons is currently supported by Louisville Grows, the Cultural Center, UofL’s Sustainability Council, and more than a dozen campus and city organizations. The enthusiasm and hands-on engagement of UofL students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the greater community have and will continue to make this initiative a success.


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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, education, 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.



Woodford R. 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. The Porter Scholar's major event this year was the 25th Celebration of Scholarship. The event, featuring WHAS 11 Anchor Renee Murphy as the host, included a message of empowerment from President James Ramsey, photos ops, reflections from the Porter family, dinner and entertainment.

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

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