Who We Are

Who We Are

The Office of Institutional Equity oversees diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives throughout the University. We are committed to fostering a community that strives toward inclusion and equity byGrawemeyer Hall consulting individuals, departments/units, and university leaders regarding best practices concerning diversity and inclusion and providing training and resources to campus and community constituencies.

University Vision Statement

The University of Louisville will be recognized as a great place to learn, discover, connect and work because we celebrate diversity, foster equity and strive for inclusion.

University Mission Statement

The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:

  • Teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders and scholars. 
  • Practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity. 
  • Providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities. 

The university is committed to achieving preeminence as a premier metropolitan research university.

University Diversity Statement

The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity, and a genuine understanding of the many differences-including race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, diversity of thought and political ideology-that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university. We expect every member of our academic family to embrace the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining, and supporting students, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.