Student Handbook

Table of Contents

Academic Advising
ADA Guidelines for Students with Disabilities
Admissions
Air Force ROTC
Army ROTC
Assistance for Student Problem Resolution
Athletics/Ticket Office
Bad Weather Schedule
Bands
Baptist Campus Center
Bursar's Office
Campus Health Services
Campus Housing
Cardinal Card
Career Development Center
Chalking Policy
Check Cashing
Code of Student Conduct
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Commencement
Community Service
Computer Accounts
Counseling Center
Credit Union (Student)
Cultural Center
Dean of Students Office
Disability Resource Center
Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Act Amendments of 1989

Employee Relations and Compliance
Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA)
Fort Knox Center
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Gheens Science Center and Rauch Planetarium
Grade Reports
Guidelines for Respect for Intellectual Property Rights
Hazing and Initiation Activities Policy
History
Information Centers
Information Technology Services
Intellectual Property Rights
Interfaith Center
International Student and Scholar Services
International Service Learning Program
Intramural and Recreational Sports
LGBT Center
Lost and Found
Louisville Cardinal
Maps
Meal Plans

Mail Services
Metropolitan College
Metroversity
Mission Statement
Non-Academic Grievance Policy
Non-Discrimination Statement
Off Campus Student Services
Office of Military and Veteran Student Services
Parking Offices
Recognized Student Organizations (RSO)
Red Barn
Registrar's Office
Registration
Religious Holy Days and Observances
Residency Classification
Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH)
RSO Event Policy
Schedule of Courses
Sexual Harassment Policy
Student Activities Board
Student Activities Center Administration
Student Affairs Administration
Student Athlete Certification
Student Computer Accounts
Student Councils
Student Discipline
Student Employment Services
Student Financial Aid Office
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Grievance Officer
Student Leadership Programs
Student Orientation Staff
Student Records Policy
Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
Study Abroad and International Travel
Testing Services
Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence
Transcripts
Tuition and Fees
University Administration and Deans
University Campus Stores
University Career Center
University Dining Services
University Libraries/Archives and Special Collections
University Police
UofL Print Services
University Policy for Hosting Events with Alcohol for Recognized Student Orientations and Councils
University Theatre
Weapons Policy
Women's Center

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Academic Advising

Academic advising at the University of Louisville promotes a teaching and learning partnership dedicated to student success. It is to your advantage to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester and to know your advisor well. Don't wait for peak times like early registration to make an advising appointment; you can meet with an advisor throughout the year. The advising experience will provide you with the information and skills necessary to make intelligent, informed decisions throughout your college career. Your academic advisor can assist you in connecting with valuable resources on campus. Your academic advisor will guide you and teach you about career choices, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and how to be a successful student. It is your responsibility to take the lead in developing a relationship with your advisor by communicating with your advisor on a regular basis. For more information visit https://louisville.edu/advising/

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ADA Guidelines for Students with Disabilities

The University of Louisville is committed to equal opportunity for all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Auxiliary aids and academic adjustments are available to students with disabilities who qualify, to afford them an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the University's educational, social, and cultural activities, programs and services.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC), Stevenson Hall 119 (tel: 502-852-6938) is responsible for the coordination of disability-related accommodations for qualified applicants for admission and enrolled students with disabilities. Eligibility for services and what accommodations may be appropriate is determined by staff of the Disability Resource Center after review of documentation of disability and an interactive process involving, as appropriate, the student, DRC staff, and/or faculty or other staff. The DRC staff member will inform the student of the decision whether or not a requested accommodation is to be granted. The university is not obligated to provide a student’s specific choice of accommodations, provided that it offers alternate accommodations that are effective in affording the student equal access to the university’s programs, activities and services.

Submitting Documentation of Disability

All students seeking assistance from DRC must disclose the presence of a disability. In most cases, the student will be asked to submit documentation of disability for review by the DRC. Upon receipt and review of the documentation, an intake appointment will be scheduled. Contact the Disability Resource Center for additional information about guidelines for diagnostic criteria.

Intake Appointment

After review of documentation, DRC staff will contact the student for an intake appointment. At this meeting, the student's eligibility for support services and anticipated accommodations will be discussed. Policies and procedures regarding specific support services, such as letters for faculty, exam accommodation, supplemental note-taking service, etc., will be discussed.

Timeliness of requests; requesting Specific Auxiliary Aids and Services

Because sometimes accommodations may be necessary for a student to participate in one course but not in another (and because sometimes necessary accommodations vary depending on the nature of the specific class), it is the responsibility of the student to request such aids and services each semester. Such accommodations should be requested as soon as possible, as the interactive process of reviewing medical documentation, consulting with health care providers as necessary, and determining what accommodations are appropriate—and, if necessary, to obtain any necessary auxiliary aids and support services—may take time. While requests for accommodations are always handled as expeditiously as practicable, belated requests increase the danger that an auxiliary aid or support service may not be obtainable in a timely fashion.

It is recommended that students submit requests for instructor letters, exam accommodations, and supplemental note-taking services no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of each term. Some services (such as interpreter service and taped textbooks) may require more advance notice. Please contact the DRC for additional details on requesting services such as reader service or interpreter service, including any applicable timeliness guidelines. Although DRC staff will make every reasonable effort to accommodate all requests, untimely requests may result in delay of service.

Academic Adjustments

Academic requirements may, as necessary, be modified to ensure that they do not discriminate against qualified applicants or currently enrolled students with disabilities. At the student's request, DRC staff may recommend academic adjustments should they be necessary to afford qualified students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from UofL’s programs, activities and services, and provided that such adjustments do not fundamentally alter the course in question or the student’s program of study. In addition, lowering academic standards (e.g., “grading on a curve” that is not applied to students without disabilities) is not a reasonable modification. Students can ask the appropriate DRC staff member to provide a memo recommending academic adjustments for each class in which the student is enrolled. Because of the diversity of individual needs relating to disabilities and the uniqueness of each class, students must discuss their requests for course modifications or substitutions individually with DRC staff.

Resolution of concerns; formal grievance process

Questions or concerns related to policies and procedures not resolved with individual DRC staff may be directed to the Director of the DRC. Should a student feel the university has denied the student’s rights under the ADA, the student may present a grievance to the ADA Coordinator (502-852-5787, brian.bigelow@louisville.edu). A grievance should be filed within 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. The student should submit a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint, results of any meetings with DRC staff, and requested resolution. All ADA grievances that state a claim of discrimination (that is, if all information available is assumed to be true, would the acts or omissions complained of constitute a violation of the ADA) will be promptly investigated and a decision will generally be rendered within 60 calendar days of the date of receipt. Should a grievance required more than 60 days to resolve, the parties to the complaint will be promptly notified.

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Office of Admissions

Undergraduate Prospective Students
150 Houchens Building
502-852-6531

Applicants
Houchens Building, Room LL36
502-852-6531

Orientation
Houchens Building, Room 150F
502-852-7276

Transfer Applicants
Houchens Building, Room 08
502-852-0166

Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Web: https://www.louisville.edu/admissions

The Office of Admissions is comprised of an array of programs and services which provide comprehensive assistance to new, prospective, and transfer students. Responsibilities include services and programs related to recruitment, the application processing, transfer credit evaluation, and orientation.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 502-852-5555 for current information.

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Air Force ROTC

333 Eastern Parkway
First Floor Dougherty Hall
502-852-6576
Fax: 502-852-4775
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/afrotc/
Email: cardre@louisville.edu

The Air Force offers a commissioning program for students in all academic disciplines, including nursing, law, engineering and pre-med. The first year of AFROTC does not incur an obligation. Graduates are commissioned as lieutenants and serve in a variety of career fields ranging from pilot and navigator through financial analyst. A variety of scholarship opportunities are available. AFROTC field training counts as an engineering co-op.

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Army ROTC

Dougherty Hall, 2nd Floor
502-852-7902
1-800-334-8635 ext. 7902
FAX: 502-852-8986
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/armyrotc
E-mail: army@louisville.edu

Army ROTC is a leadership development course designed to commission students with a college degree as second lieutenants in the US Army. Any University of Louisville student can register for the first year of the ROTC introductory class. The ROTC class can count for a physical education or an elective credit toward most degrees. Graduates of our program commission as second lieutenants and serve in one of the many career fields employing the latest in technology. Scholarship opportunities are available to assist qualified students. Interested students should direct specific questions regarding registering for classes or scholarship opportunities to the Army ROTC Department in Dougherty Hall.

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Assistance for Student Problem Resolution

The University of Louisville offers students a number of ways in which they may seek assistance with problems or to attain information in both academic and non-academic matters. We recommend that the student initially work with the department to resolve the conflict or misunderstanding. The following resources are available to the student for further assistance.

Student Grievance Officer

Responsible for informing students of their rights and obligations under the grievance procedure and especially the deadlines that have been established. The Student Grievance Officer shall seek to resolve informally as many grievances as possible.
https://louisville.edu/dos/students/studentpoliciesandprocedures/student-grievance

Affirmative Action Office (AAO)

The official University procedure for civil rights violations is to notify this office that receives, investigates, and reports on complaints regarding illegal discrimination, including sexual or racial harassment or disability discrimination.
https://louisville.edu/hr/employeerelations/eeo-affirmative-action/

Dean of Students Office

Student Activities Center Room W301
Phone: 502-852-5787
Hours: M - F 8AM - 5PM
EMAIL: dos@lousiville.edu

Responds to questions and concerns from student regarding non-academic issues. This office will refer a student to the best place for his/her problem resolution and handles complaints that may constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

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Athletics/Ticket Office

Cardinal Stadium – Gate 2
2800 S. Floyd St.
Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM
Ticket Office:
Phone: 502-852-5151
Fax: 502-852-7025

Web:https://www.gocards.com/

The University fields an outstanding athletic program, providing intercollegiate competition in 21 athletic programs. To try out for these teams or to work in a support capacity, contact the Athletic Department. Prices and schedules are available at the Ticket Office or online at https://gocards.com.

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Bad Weather Schedule

https://louisville.edu/registrar/general-information/bad-weather-schedule

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Bands

School of Music
LL68, School of Music
852-5495/852-5200
FAX 852-0520
Hours: MTWRF 9 AM - 5 PM
Web: https://www.louisville.edu/music/ and https://www.uoflbands.com

The University Bands offer exciting musical experiences for band musicians.
Regardless of academic major, U of L students are eligible to participate in any of the following groups: University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Scholarships are available for all marching band students as well as non-music majors who participate in any of the spring semester concert ensembles. For audition information, please contact the Office of University Bands.

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Baptist Campus Center (BCM)

South of Miller Hall at the base of the SAC ramp
502-852-6595
Hours: MWF 9 AM - 5 PM; TR 9AM - 8P
Campus Minister: Brian Hinton, Brian.Hinton@KYBaptist.org

Web: https://www.uoflbcm.org Twitter: @uoflbcm

On Tuesday evenings at 7:45PM, we have an on-campus worship service opportunity, which sometimes includes service projects and social events. Whether you are committed to your faith or you have questions about spirituality, this is a place for you! We will have a short but relevant message that will challenge and encourage.

We explore the Bible as we engage topics that involve our culture and campus. We have several small group Bible Studies that meet throughout the week in our BCM building and elsewhere on campus.

You can get more information by visiting the website or by swinging by the office.

The BCM invests in international students through a weekly lunch at the Speed School, weekly dinner on Monday evenings at the BCM, an ESL program, and a variety events.

Let us know how we may be able to serve you! We would love to connect!

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Bursar’s Office

502-852-6503
Houchens Building
Room 101
Louisville, KY 40292
https://louisville.edu/bursar

Tuition Refund Guidlines
https://louisville.edu/registrar/calendars

Check Cashing
Bursar's Office
502-852-6503
Houchens Building
Room 101
Louisville, KY 40292
Cashiering Office Hours: M - F 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Customer Service Hours: M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Students with a valid ID may cash personal checks in amounts up to $25. This cashing a check option is available to currently enrolled students between the first day of a semester to two weeks prior to end of that same semester. The privilege of cashing checks will be denied to students for one year when a check is returned by their bank. Currently, a returned check fee of $25.00 is assessed for each returned check. Checks are also accepted for payment of fees. ATM machines may be found throughout the campus.

Tuition and Fees - Cost of Attendance

https://louisville.edu/bursar

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Campus Health Services

Our mission is to support and enhance students' educational experience by providing clinically excellent, affordable and confidential integrated medical, mental, health promotion and violence prevention services as well as specialized healthcare services to the general University community. Utilizing an ecological health model, we assist the University community in achieving academic and life goals.

Providing primary medical care, psychiatric care, sick visits, physicals, adult immunizations, travel health visits and immunizations, female health, sexual health and STI testing, contraceptive services with emergency contraception available on site.

Medical and Psychiatric Services:

Belknap Campus

Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave, Suite 110
(502) 852-6479
https://www.louisville.edu/campushealth

Health Sciences Campus

401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-6446
https://www.louisville.edu/campushealth

Hours of Operation:

MTWF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Th 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Days and hours of operation are subject to change

Payment:

Campus Health accepts most major health insurance plans. VISA, MasterCard, money orders, and checks are accepted for payment. Campus Health does not accept cash. Payment is expected at the time of service. The Primary Care Health Fee (PCHF) covers most in-office visits and point of care testing.

Student Health Insurance:

The University of Louisville sponsors an ACA-compliant student health insurance plan which is available to all on campus students carrying at least 6.0 credit hours. For more information, go to our website or contact the Student Insurance Advocate at 502-852-6519.

Health Promotion:

Educational programming and services to promote overall health, well-being and resilience.

SAC 3rd Floor, Room W309
(502) 852-5429
https://www.louisville.edu/campushealth

A unit within Campus Health Services, dedicated to activating students’ wellbeing and building their resilience capacity. This is achieved via services, programs and resources throughout campus, including: Flash Nap workshops, cooking workshops, Nutrition Navigators, safer sex supplies, HIV testing, sexual health & relationship workshops, resilience yoga, mindfulness & meditation workshops, chair massage, fitness assessments and wellbeing coaching.

PEACC: Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community

Sexual Assault, domestic violence advocacy services and education

SAC 3rd Floor, Room W309-H
(502) 852-2663
https://www.louisville.edu/campushealth

A unit within Campus Health Services working to end power-based personal violence by providing the campus community with tools and support to help make that happen. U of L’s PEACC program believes that every student has the right to live, learn, and love free of violence and fear. In addition to the prevention efforts, PEACC provides confidential advocacy to those who are affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. A trained advocate will listen and can assist with accommodations, resources, and reporting options.

BRICC: Building Resiliency in Campus Community

Alcohol and substance abuse risk reduction

Miller Hall 143A
2005 South First Street
(502) 852-3442
https://www.louisville.edu/campushealth

A unit within Campus Health Services providing leadership in advancing policies, programs, resources and experiences that increase resiliency and reduce high risk drinking and substance use in the campus and community. BRICC’s efforts target individual, group, organization and community levels. We envision a resilient campus and community free from high risk drinking and substance abuse.

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Campus Housing

Stevenson Hall
502-852-6636, FAX 852-5427
Web: https://louisville.edu/housing/

Campus Housing promotes a safe, convenient, inclusive, and healthy living-learning environment which provides opportunities that help engage students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student success. The program provides an intentional development program for first year students with opportunities that help connect students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student involvement on campus and in the off-campus community. While the on-campus program is designed to help first year students, Campus Housing has an affiliated community presence in privately owned and managed apartment communities off campus. These are designed for the returning student who is ready for more independent living. The affiliates are a university resources that promotes student success and academic achievement.

Living on Campus
Campus Housing can house students during the academic year and summer. To apply for housing, visit Campus Housing’s website. To learn more about policies within the residence halls, please visit the Residence Hall Policies. Campus Housing offers many residential options across a spectrum of prices to meet students’ needs. For more information, please review the Cost of Living on Campus.

Core Values
Campus Housing’s mission statement promotes a focus on safety, convenient, inclusive and healthy living-learning environment, providing opportunities that engage students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student success. The core values of our program mirror that mission.

  • Student Focus – Our residents come first.
  • Respect – We demonstrate fairness, consistency and compassion in our interactions with others.
  • Integrity – We conduct ourselves at all times in a professional and ethical manner. Honesty and openness are hallmarks of the way we conduct our business.
  • Caring for Community – Developing comfortable places to live and learn, while providing students opportunities to learn civic responsibility.
  • Intentionality – We are singly focused on making every interaction with our residents count. Staff are trained to have intrusive conversations with students to enable them to more effectively assist students with issues that may be affecting their experience at UofL.

Student Learning Outcomes

Campus Housing promotes a safe, convenient, inclusive, and healthy living-learning environment which provides intentional development opportunities that engage students, facilitate student and faculty interactions, promote academic success, and encourage student involvement on campus and in the off-campus community. While the majority of bed spaces are dedicated to first-year students, Campus Housing continues to increase the availability of spaces for returning students, and has an affiliated community presence in privately owned and managed apartments off campus. The affiliated communities are designed for the returning student who is ready for more independent living.

  • Sense of Belonging: Students will be able to construct meaningful relationships to foster a sense of belonging within the campus community.
  • Knowledge of Campus Resources: Students will identify and utilize appropriate campus resources to assist in their academic, professional, and personal success.
  • Life Skills: Students will be able to employ healthy strategies and skills for personal management of life tasks.
  • Well-being and Self-care: Students will be able to employ healthy behaviors to achieve personal well-being.
  • Identity Development: As a result of campus housing creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and fosters global citizenship, students will be able to examine their own personal identity.
  • Social Responsibility: By participating in community engagement opportunities, students will be able to develop a sense of social responsibility.

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Cardinal Card

The Cardinal Card is the official identification card for UofL students, faculty, and staff. The card is also used for entry into residence halls, facilities and classroom buildings, meal plan funds, off-campus retail and dining, athletic tickets, library privileges, gym/facilities, and free TARC rides among many other uses.

Incoming freshman and transfer students will receive a Cardinal Card during their orientation session. Students who do not attend orientation and have already registered for classes can receive a card starting August 1, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester and December 17, 2018 for the Spring 2019 semester.

There is no charge for the first card; a photo ID is required. Replacement cards are $15.00. Upon issuance of a replacement card, the old Cardinal Card cannot be reactivated.

The Cardinal Card may not be altered in any way. This included punching holes or adding stickers. You can visit our office to get a hole punched in your card.

Cardinal Cards will remain active as long as you are enrolled at the university. If your enrollment should lapse, you should retain your card. Failure to comply may result in the charge of a replacement fee upon your return.

Belknap Campus
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Houchens Bldg, Rm LL05
2211 South Brook Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
502.852.7520, FAX 502.852.7628

Health Sciences Campus
Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30am-11:30am
Chestnut Street Parking Garage (Parking Office)
414 E. Chestnut Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502.852.7634

Website: https://louisville.edu/cardinalcard/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/cardinalcard

Twitter: @ulcardinalcard

Payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash, check, and Cardinal Cash (for lost/stolen card fees).

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What is the Career Development Center?

The Career Development Center at the University of Louisville assists in the transition from college to career. Whether a freshman or senior, graduate student, or alumnus, the earlier you become familiar with the Career Development Center, the sooner you’ll be on the path to career success in today’s competitive workplace.

Exploring Majors & Careers

The Career Development Center provides specific services to help you choose a major and a potential career path. A one-on-one appointment with a member of the Career Engagement Team is also a great place to begin the conversation. We support ECPY 302: Personal and Academic Inquiry, a three-credit, small seminar for second-year students looking to clarify their major and career goals.

Internship Preparation

Internships are essential resume-building experiences in today’s job market and help you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom. The Career Development Center Internship Program helps students find opportunities from start to finish. Internships can be paid and can also apply toward course credit.

Job Search Using Cards Career Connection

Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake, a job search website exclusively for UofL students and alumni, lists part-time, full-time, internship, and co-op positions from entry level to experienced. With a completed profile, you can opt-in to an active search where employers find you.

Cards Career Navigator

The Cards Career Navigator program administers interest and personality assessments to first-year students at UofL. The Career Development Center will assist you in the discovery of how your interests and values influence your choice of major and career.

Practice Interviews

Great resumes get interviews and great interviews land jobs. Let us help you practice your interviewing skills, either in a personal appointment or through online video platforms. Career Development Center staff will provide feedback to help you improve.

Career Fairs

The Career Development Center hosts several career fairs each year to promote job opportunities face-to-face. These events provide you the opportunity to directly connect with organizations.

Networking

It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know. The Career Development Center can help you develop a strategy to expand your network based on connections with alumni, professional associations relevant to your field, and through a presence on networking websites like LinkedIn.

Resume & Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters are important documents for your job search that work together to help you secure an interview. We can help develop a customized document that tells your career story on paper in an efficient way.

Cardinal Career Treks

Go on a mini-field trip to learn more about job opportunities at local organizations. The Career Development Center hosts Cardinal Career Treks to expose you to the inner-workings of a company and allows you to network with employers. Transportation is provided by the Career Development Center and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Customized Presentations

We can visit your student organization, class, or other campus group to speak on a variety of important career-related topics.

Graduate & Professional School

The Career Development Center can help you identify graduate and professional school programs. We can help you refine any documentation needed to create a successful graduate or professional school application.

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Chalking Policy

Chalking is permitted only on sidewalks using light colored chalk in open, horizontal areas to allow for eventual removal by rainfall. Do not chalk under an overhang on the buildings, the side of a building or under ramps. Chalking is not permitted directly in front of doorways or on stairs to the building. Chalking is also not permitted on the sidewalks around the Speed Art Museum and within 50 feet of any of the Residence Halls. The use of industrial chalk, spray chalk or paint on sidewalks or buildings is prohibited.

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Code of Student Conduct

https://louisville.edu/dos/students/codeofconduct

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Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

https://louisville.edu/dos/students/studentrightsandresponsibilities

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Commencement

Please call 502-852-6528 or visit the Commencement website for current information.
Web: https://louisville.edu/commencement

The university holds commencement ceremonies in May and in December. The University-wide ceremony features speakers, awards, and conferring of degrees. Students receiving degrees at the end of the spring term may participate in the May commencement ceremony. Students receiving degrees at the end of the summer and fall term may participate in the December commencement ceremony. For information on the ceremony please visit the Commencement website.

All graduating students must apply for their degrees according to deadlines. https://louisville.edu/registrar/commencement-information.html In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, graduates must order regalia according to deadlines. https://louisville.edu/commencement/ordering

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Community Service

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax: 502-852-7332
Web: https://louisville.edu/studentinvolvement

Community service is a wonderful way to make new friends, connect to your community and just feel better. If you are interested in volunteering your time, consider such programs as Alternative Service Break trips, Vote Everywhere and MLK Day of Service. Additionally, the student-led Engage Lead Serve Board (https://orgsync.com/44525/chapter) functions from the Office of Student Involvement and gets students involved in designing, planning and implementing programs focused on civic engagement, community service and leadership. Connect today! Just check out this website (https://orgsync.com/374/community/calendar?view=calendar) for upcoming events.

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Counseling Center

Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave, Suite 201
502-852-6585, FAX 502-852-0291
Hours: MTWRF 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Crisis walk-in hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fall and Spring semester evening hours may vary; call for more information.
Closed on University Holidays, Oaks Day, and administrative closings, e.g., for inclement weather.
https://louisville.edu/counseling

The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide services and programs that support the psychological well-being, holistic development, and retention of University of Louisville students. The Center seeks to promote an environment that is conducive to positive personal growth and educational achievement. We are committed to diversity in the provision of services and in supporting the University community, while honoring the unique needs and concerns of individuals and traditionally underrepresented groups. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of service provision, consultation, training, and research.

The University of Louisville Counseling Center provides short-term individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological testing (including LD/ADHD assessments). Our clients seek services for a variety of areas of concern, including psychological, personal/social, academic, and career issues. Currently enrolled students are eligible for an initial assessment at the Center. The initial assessment provider will then determine, along with the student, what form(s) of treatment will best meet their needs. This may include services at our Center or may require a referral to an outside agency. Counseling services are confidential to the limits specified by the law (see our website for more information).

In addition to direct service, Counseling Center professionals provide consultation to faculty and staff members, and participate in outreach, training, advocacy, program development, and research. Our clinicians work in conjunction with the University community to promote a healthy campus environment that maximizes academic success and student retention.

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Credit Union (Student)

Cardinal Towne
331 West Cardinal Blvd
Louisville, KY 40208
502-415-7600
Hours:
M: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
T -F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
ATM: 24 Hours
Web: https://www.classact.org/

Class Act Federal Credit Union is an education-based financial institution. Since 1994 we have served UofL students and alumni with savings and checking accounts as well as loans. Because Class Act is member-owned and not-for-profit we can offer better than market rates and lower fees. Class Act is committed to assisting students, both during and after their stay at the University with all of their financial needs.


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Cultural Center

Cultural Center
120 E Brandeis Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: (502) 852-6656
Fax: (502) 852-0913
Website: https://louisville.edu/culturalcenter

The Cultural Center creates educational opportunities for members of the university community to critically think about their beliefs, values and assumptions as it relates to culture. Our vision is an inclusive and accepting campus climate free of bias and hate where students, faculty, staff, and alumni work together to create positive change in the campus and local community. Under the direction of the Office of Diversity & International Affairs, the Cultural Center advocates for students, celebrate diverse cultures, engages the campus through social justice education and supports the retention and scholarship of under-represented students.

The Cultural Center hosts a number of signature events and programs including the Diversity Dialogue series, Graduation Celebration, MLK Week, Heritage and Identity Celebrations and Fall Fest. The office also coordinates a number of student success initiatives and serves as the home base for several student organizations.

The Cultural Center is located across from the Porter Building (also known as the College of Education), adjacent to Miller Hall and to the west of the University and Alumni Club.

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Dean of Students Office

W301 Student Activities Center
852-5787, FAX 852-1429
Hours: M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Email: dos@louisville.edu
Web: https://louisville.edu/dos/

The Dean of Students Office supervises and provides organizational and fiscal coordination to the following departments: Intramural and Recreational Sports, Student Involvement, Off Campus Student Services, Student Clubs and Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Civic, Leadership and Service, and the Student Government Association (SGA). The Dean of Students Office directly administers the non-academic disciplinary process including informal meetings and formal conduct hearings, the production of the Code of Student Conduct and the Student Handbook. In addition, the Dean of Students Office coordinates special co-curricular programs such as the National Student Exchange (NSE) and the Alternative Spring Break trip (ASB).

The Dean of Students Office also responds to questions and concerns from students regarding non-academic issues. This office will refer a student to the best place for his/her problem resolution and handles complaints that may constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

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Disability Resource Center

119 Stevenson Hall
502-852-6938, FAX 502-852-0924
Hours: MTWRF 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Evening hours available on request
Web: https://louisville.edu/disability
E-mail: askdrc@louisville.edu

The Disability Resource Center fosters an inclusive campus climate through education, service, collaboration, and outreach to the University of Louisville community. We provide support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services. The population of students with disabilities on our campus includes students with visual impairments, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, students with mobility impairments, students with learning disabilities, and a wide range of other disabilities. Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center to establish eligibility for services and to discuss specific accommodation needs.

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Drug-Free Schools and Crime Awareness, Campus Security Information Report 1993, and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

Purpose and Goal
The University of Louisville is committed to protecting the safety, health and wellbeing of all students, faculty, and staff and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, the university gives this notice to students, faculty and staff that it is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-690, Title V Subtitle D) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct that will be applicable while on university property, business, and/or at university sponsored activities. This policy is incorporated and is a part of the official University of Louisville Policies and Procedures.

This policy recognizes that student, faculty, and staff involvement with alcohol and other drugs can be very disruptive, adversely affect the quality of work or academic performance of student, faculty and staff, pose serious health risks to users and others, and have a negative impact on productivity and morale.

As a condition of employment or enrollment, the university requires that students, faculty and staff adhere to a strict policy regarding the use and possession of drugs and alcohol. The university encourages students, faculty, and staff to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.

Prohibited Behavior
Under university regulations, federal law, state law, and, in some instances, local ordinance, students, faculty and staff are prohibited from the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs on university property, on university business and/or at university sponsored activities. Under this policy, students, faculty and staff are required to abide by state laws concerning alcoholic beverages. Basically, Kentucky laws (KRS 244.085) state that, if one is under the age of 21, it is unlawful to:

  • Possess or consume alcoholic beverages,
  • Misrepresent one’s age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages, or
  • Use a fake ID in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.

No matter what one’s age, Kentucky law states that it is unlawful to:

  • Procure any alcoholic beverages for anyone under 21 years of age or
  • Drink or be drunk in a public place.

University campuses and buildings are considered as public places for purposes of these laws, except for a facility licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, and except for a facility used as a private residence, unless university regulations state otherwise. Ordinances of the Greater Louisville area basically parallel the state laws.

The specifically defined standards of conduct, the disciplinary procedures, and the appropriate sanctions are detailed in the codes of student conduct and in Personnel Policies and Procedures (PER-5.01), Staff Handbook (Disciplinary Action, page 8.2) and The Redbook.

In addition, it is a violation of state law to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any substance that may impair one’s driving ability (drugs or alcoholic beverages).

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are not prohibited when taken in standard dosage and/or according to a physician’s prescription. Any student, faculty, and staff taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications will be responsible for consulting the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist to ascertain whether the medication may interfere with job or academic performance.

The illegal or unauthorized use of prescription drugs is prohibited. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace to intentionally misuse and/or abuse prescription medications. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if job or academic performance deterioration and/or other accidents occur.

Consequences For VIolating This Policy
Under university regulation, students who violate this standard of conduct are subject to disciplinary action from a minimum of a warning to a maximum of suspension from the university. Students who reside in university housing are subject to further disciplinary action that may vary from a warning to termination of their housing contract.

Notice of Drug-related Conviction
In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, any employee shall notify the immediate supervisor if the employee is convicted of a criminal drug offense occurring in the workplace or while on university business within five days of the conviction. The university shall take appropriate sanction and remedies in accordance within its policies. The provisions of this section are applicable to students who are employees of the university. If the employee is under a federal contract or grant, the university shall notify the contracting or granting agency of the conviction and of its actions. This section of this policy is also applicable to students who receive a Pell grant (federal grant).

Health Risks
The scope and impact of health risks from alcohol and drug abuse are both alarming and well documented, ranging from mood altering to life threatening, with consequences that extend beyond the individual to family, organizations and society at large. The university, therefore, conducts regular programs to educate its students, faculty and staff that consumption and use of drugs may alter behavior, distort perception, impair thinking, impede judgment, and lead to physical or psychological dependence.

Alcohol and/or drug abuse may lead to the deterioration of physical health by causing or contributing to various health conditions including but not limited to fatigue, nausea, personal injury, insomnia, pathological organ damage, some forms of cancer, pancreatitis, heart attack, respiratory depression, birth defects, convulsions, coma, and even death. Alcohol and drug abuse may also result in deterioration of mental health by causing or contributing to various conditions such as increased aggression, hallucinations, depression, disorientation, and psychosis.

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increases the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse.

Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.

Training and Counseling Resources
Continuous efforts are made to make students, faculty, and staff aware of the on-campus and off-campus programs that provide information and professional services on matters related to the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

The Counseling Center and Student Health Services provide assessment and referral services to University students, as well as serving as an alcohol and other drug information/education resources center. For further information, call 852-6585. Services for faculty and staff are available through the Employee Assistance Program. For further information, call 502-589-HELP.

Other counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation services are available in the Greater Louisville area.

The toll free number for Drug Information Services for Kentucky (DISK) is 1-800-432-9337.

In the Greater Louisville area, the number for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is 582-1849; the number for Narcotics Anonymous is 499-4423. (Check local telephone directory for listings).
Seven Counties Services (589-4313) offers a crisis and information center with a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year hotline for those with alcohol or drug abuse problems. Ten Broeck Healthcare (896-0495) offers acute care residential treatment for adults with alcohol or other drug problems.

Many other services are available and may be located by looking in the local phone directory yellow pages under "Social Services" or "Alcoholism" or in the "Community Service Guide" section at the front of the telephone directory. Treatment for alcoholism and/or other drug use disorders may be covered by the employee benefit plan. However, the ultimate financial responsibility for recommended treatment belongs to the employee.

Confidentiality
All information received by the university through the drug-free workplace program is confidential communication. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know in compliance with relevant laws and university policies.

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Employee Relations and Compliance

Employee Relations
Human Resources Employee Relations
(502) 852-6258
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM – 5 PM
https://louisville.edu/hr/employeerelations

Employee Relations assists the management of each department of the University with problem prevention by fairly and effectively managing its staff according to University policy. Much of the activity of this office involves employee counseling, policy interpretation and development, advice to managers and employees, problem solving, and interaction with the various units about policy and legal requirements. This office also coordinates the handling of all staff grievances and appeals, complaint investigations, unemployment compensation, and DOT Random Drug/Alcohol Testing Program.

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Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB)

Swain Student Activities Center
W310 Swain Student Activities Center,
(502) 852-4333, Fax (502) 852-7332
Web: http://www.uoflelsb.org
OrgSync Portal: https://orgsync.com/44525/chapter

The Engage Lead Serve Board is an arm of the Student Government Association responsible for planning and promoting community engagement opportunities for students. We strive to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage community engagement, model good leadership, and allow active service. ELSB is comprised of (6) committees (Animal Welfare, Equality & Justice, Green Initiatives, Human Prosperity, Mental & Physical Health, and Public Safety) and (5) programs (Alternative Service Breaks, Civic Engagement, Freshmen LEAD, Task Force Freshmen, and Training & Leadership).

Students interested in contacting ELSB may reach us at talktous@uoflelsb.org.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

https://louisville.edu/oapa/consumer-information-1/ferpa

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Fort Knox Center

Building 63, Quartermaster St., Suite 301
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
852-6444, 942-8060; FAX 852-7706

Web: https://www.louisville.edu/edu/fortknox

The Fort Knox Center offers upper division and graduate course work on an evening schedule. Degree programs include B.S. Organizational Leadership and Learning and M.S. Human Resource and Organization Development. Schedules are published in the regular course schedule and separately by the Fort Knox Center. Courses primarily support the Fort Knox and surrounding communities, but are open to all U of L student through normal registration procedures. Tuition is capped at $250.00 per semester hour for all undergraduate courses taught on Fort Knox. Student services support and computer lab access are available to local area students.

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Fraternity and Sorority Life

W310 Student Activities Center,
502-852-0316, FAX 852-7332
Hours: M - F 10:00 AM - 6 PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/studentactivities/greek-life

Fraternities and sororities offer an exciting opportunity to participate in campus life. Nineteen national fraternities and thirteen national sororities are represented on campus. Contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff to inquire about how to meet students who are members and how to join a sorority or fraternity.

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Gheens Science Center and Rauch Planetarium

The weather is always perfect in the planetarium so climb aboard our virtual spaceship as we take you through our solar system to the edges of the known universe. Or, chill out to your favorite music in our laser music shows. Check out our special events and live presentations about exciting, current astronomical events. Public shows are on weekends (Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and one Sunday each month). Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more, and reservations are available for weekday shows. Admission: Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) special pricing for UofL staff, faculty and students with a valid ID): $6/BOGO for one show; $5/BOGO for each additional show. Call 502-852-6664 or check our website for updated show schedules and special program information.

https://www.louisville.edu/planetarium

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Hazing and Initiation Activities Policy

Revised: June 16, 2015

The University is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As such, the University does not tolerate hazing.

As required by KRS 164.375, the University has adopted a policy prohibiting hazing activities that applies to the conduct of students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors, other licensees and invitees on campus.

Hazing. Engagement, encouragement, or facilitation, by any organization or by any individual on behalf of an organization or group (recognized or not recognized by the university), or visitor within the University of Louisville community in any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health; creates an atmosphere of servitude; involves dangerous, demeaning, or ridiculing activities; involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs; for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition of continued membership in, a group or organization. It is also a violation to allow yourself to be hazed. The express or implied consent of the individual will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act; it is a violation of the Code.

Violation of this policy by any student or student group will subject the individual and/or student group to the Student Code of Conduct https://louisville.edu/dos/students/codeofconduct. University faculty or staff, are subject to disciplinary action under the provision of the Redbook.

Violations of this policy are subject to referral to appropriate University, and law enforcement officials, as well as to regional and national affiliated offices, for action or prosecution.

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University of Louisville History

https://louisville.edu/about/history

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Information Centers

If you're calling U of L for information about telephone listings, campus telephone operators can help you 24 hours a day at 502-852-5555.

North Information Center 502-852-6565
1999 S. First Street
M - F 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed on weekends and University holidays
Tammy Lawson, Manager

West Information Center 502-852-6571
2307 South Third Street
M - F 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed on weekends and University holidays
Tammy Lawson, Manager

Center Services:

  • Visitor services
  • Parking information
  • General UofL contacts and information
  • One-day visitor parking permit
  • One-day replacement parking permit
  • Belknap Campus tours
  • Maps Lost & Found
  • Metro Louisville general information
  • TARC schedules

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Information Technology Services

Web: https://www.louisville.edu/it

Information Technology supports and enhances the learning, teaching, research and service goals of the University of Louisville through effective, customer-focused technology resources.

Our goal of providing technical and operational excellence begins with a commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement. Let us know how we can assist you with any operational, administrative and learning technology at UofL.

The Basics

Students automatically get a UofL email account when officially admitted as a student. You’ll need to check this account for all important university emails (including those from your professors). Your email account is part of our @louisville.edu Office365 cloud-based system. Log in with your userID@louisville.edu and password at: https://outlook.office365.com.

You can use the online OWA (Office for Web Application) or through MS Outlook on your computer or device. Students also get Office 365 products for free, which includes applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote plus 50GB of cloud storage. You can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five devices, including PCs, Macs, phones or tablets. See https://louisville.edu/email/student-accounts for more information.

Log in to ULink, (https://ulink.louisville.edu) to register for classes, search for your schedule, look for your grades, review your transcript, or manage your computer accounts and more all in one, convenient location. ULink connects you to all the services and information you need while at UofL.

IT HelpDesk

Got questions? Need help? HelpDesk agents are available to assist you with any technology questions – including email, wireless, passwords, and much more!

Use our online service, online support chat or call a HelpDesk consultant at (502) 852-7997. Go to https://helpdesk.louisville.edu.

iTech Connect

Need some 1:1 help? iTech Connect offers personal assistance on the Belkap campus. Staff can help with wireless connectivity, passwords and much more. Drop by iTech Connect next to the iTech Zone Computing Center on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center, M-F 8am-5pm for face-to-face help.

iTech Zone Computing Center

Forgot your laptop? No worries, iTech Zone Computing Center on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center (MITC) on Belknap campus provides computers as well as walk-in technical support. Through REACH, we will get you started using the technology and software you need to get your class work done.

iTech Xpress

IT’s online technology store, iTech Xpress has deals on computers, software and more. We partner with various computer vendors to offer discounts on the specific devices required or recommended by each of UofL’s colleges or departments (laptops, desktops – PC or Apple). Visit iTech Xpress at https://louisville.edu/it/departments/itech-xpress-and-printing-copier-management/itech-xpress/ and log in to see your options, including some free solutions for virus protection and encryption.

Belknap Campus
Miller Information Technology Center
502-852-6661, FAX: 502-852-7410

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Respect for Intellectual Property Rights

The University of Louisville recognizes that respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. The policy of the University of Louisville is to respect the intellectual property rights of others and to protect the intellectual property rights of the University. U of L encourages its faculty, staff, and students to respect the intellectual property rights of others and to abide by applicable intellectual property laws, including copyright law. U of L forbids the use or copying without the permission or authorization of the owner, unless such use of copying falls within the scope of "fair use" as outlined in United States copyright law. Violations of authorial integrity (including plagiarism), invasion of privacy, inappropriate use of (or access to) University technology resources, and intellectual property law (e.g., copyright, patent, trademark) violations, may be grounds for discipline or legal action against members of the university community. Personal legal liability may result from violation of intellectual property laws.

The University of Louisville adopted a revised Intellectual Property Policy in July 2005 which replaced former Intellectual Property policies. This revised policy covers intellectual property created by students. Students who independently create intellectual property arising out of their participation in programs of study at U of L and that do not result from their employment by U of L retain the legal rights to that intellectual property. Intellectual property created by students through the use of specialized resources (e.g. resources beyond what is typically made available to students), or in connection with their employment by U of L, is owned by the University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. For details on this policy, see https://louisville.edu/research/offices/technology-transfer/ip-policy.html accessible via the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation's web pages.

Use of Intellectual Property

(e.g., Multimedia, Software, Documentation, and Other Content)

The University of Louisville encourages respect for the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to abide by applicable intellectual property laws (e.g., copyright, trademark, patent) and licensing agreements, which control the use of intellectual property. This intellectual property may include software, documentation, multimedia, and other content (for example: digital databases, pictures/graphics, movies/videos, music/sound recordings in multiple formats such as GIF, JPEG, MPEG, MP3). U of L neither condones nor authorizes the making of copies in violation of U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) or other applicable law and neither condones nor authorizes the making of copies in violation of a binding licensing agreement. Such conduct is considered a violation of University policy and subjects the person to loss of computer/technology usage privileges and to appropriate disciplinary action at the University as well as any applicable penalty, fine, and/or imprisonment for violating the law.

Most multimedia, pictures/graphics, movies/videos, music/sound recordings, software and documentation are protected by copyright law. As such it is illegal to copy or distribute such material or other copyrighted content without the permission of the copyright holder or unless the copying/distribution meets the legal test for "fair use" under the U.S. copyright law. It is also illegal to tamper with or circumvent copyright management information. (See 17 U.S.C. 1201 and 1202).

Lack of copy-protection does NOT constitute permission to copy. If you have an authorized (or legal) copy of software, you may make an archival copy of the software for backup purposes. If you transfer the original to someone else, the backup copy should also be given with the original or destroyed.

The Internet and the web make intellectual property readily available. Don't assume that because it is available on the web that you can download it and use if freely. A large portion of material on the web is copyrighted (yes, even without the copyright symbol). Plus there are often other contractual or licensing restrictions on its use.

"Fair use" depends heavily on the particular facts of the situation. Use of materials for classroom assignments often meets the fair use criteria. "Fair use" guidelines exist for some situations. However, if you are doing something outside these guidelines, you are advised to check copyright resources (such as those available via the URL which follows) or check with someone knowledgeable about "fair use" criteria. For information about copyright law and "fair use" click on "Copyright Resources" at https://www.louisville.edu/it/policies. To obtain copyright permission for university business, see https://php.louisville.edu/advancement/ocm/identity/.

You are encouraged to keep appropriate records to show that you have permission to use the intellectual property or that your copy is an authorized or legal copy. Appropriate records include the original disks containing the software/digital content and license agreement, proof of purchase (e.g., receipt from campus bookstore, credit card receipt/statement), original manual with serial number of product, authorization codes in conjunction with other proof of purchase or permission to use, signed permission letters, or e-mail's confirming that your use is authorized.

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Interfaith Center

Located at base of Student Activities Center Ramp
502-852-6598, FAX 502-852-0904
Hours: August-May - MTWRF 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
June-July Hours Vary
Web: https://louisville.edu/religion/

The Interfaith Center offers worship services, social and educational programs, and pastoral counseling. The sponsoring groups are: Jewish Hillel Foundation; Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry, Roman Catholic Campus Ministry; Presbyterian UKirk Campus Ministry; Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Campus Ministry

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International Student and Scholar Services

Brodschi Hall 502-852-6604, FAX 502-852-7216
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

International Student Adviser
E-Mail: intcent@louisville.edu
Web: https://www.louisville.edu/provost/intcent/

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office at the International Center provides services for non-immigrant international students, scholars and their dependents engaged in study and research activities at the University.

We offer welcome orientations and ensure maintenance of immigration status for the non-immigrant population. The office assists with: arrival immigration documents, processing of immigration benefits, housing, bank accounts, driver’s license, social security card, personal, financial, academic and adjustment issues. In addition, the Center supports the Recognized Student Organization, American International Relations Club, which encourages interaction among American and international students.

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International Service Learning Program

Student Activities Center W310
502-852-6934

The International Service Learning Program provides experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. This interdisciplinary program contributes to campus internationalization by infusing the classroom with various cultures to prepare students to be more receptive to global and comparative perspectives. Questions about the International Service Learning Program? Contact us at 852-6934 or visit our website https://louisville.edu/islp.

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Intramural and Recreational Sports

Student Recreation Center
502-852-6707, Fax 502-852-6709
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/intramurals

This department offers a wide range of recreational sports opportunities for student, faculty and staff including competitive sports, informal recreation, fitness, sport clubs and special events. It operates recreational sports facilities in the new Student Recreation Center and the HSC Fitness Center. These facilities are open to students, faculty, staff and alumni members (except HSC Fitness Center) and their dependents with a currently validated university ID. Use of the new Student Recreation Center requires a membership for faculty and staff, The HSC Fitness Center is free for faculty and staff.

On October 28, 2013, the department moved into the new Student Recreation Center on 4th Street between Kurz and Minardi halls. The new center is 128,000 square feet and features 6 basketball courts, 14,000 square feet of strength and fitness equipment, 117 pieces of cardio equipment, an indoor soccer court, martial arts room, 3 group fitness studios, an indoor track, squash and racquetball courts and an indoor golf simulator. There is also a snack bar featuring healthy smoothies and local produce options.

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The LGBT Center

Strickler Hall, Room 126
502-852-0696, FAX 502-852-3192
Email: lgbt@louisville.edu
https://louisville.edu/lgbt

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Center works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville, one that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through support, educational resources, and advocacy. The center works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus supporting the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs.

The Center provides:

  • Support for LGBT members of the university and their allies, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors
  • Consultation about LGBT issues
  • Educational, social, and supportive programming
  • Coordination for LGBT-related groups and clubs on campus
  • Comfortable, accessible space for anyone interested in a place to talk, listen, or find support

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Lost and Found

Drop Points:

Bingham Humanities: 502-852-6801 English Dept., Rm. 315
Business School: 502-852-7439 Advising Center Rm. 024
Chemistry Building: 502-852-6798 Chemistry Dept., Rm. 138
Dept. of Public Safety: 502-852-6111 Floyd Street Station
Education Building: 502-852-6411 Student Service, Rm. 124
Ekstrom Library: 502-852-6757 Rm. 203
Gardiner Hall: 502-852-5502 Advising Center, 1st floor
Gottschalk Hall: 502-852-6817 History Dept., Rm. 101
Information Centers: 852-6573
Law School: 502-852-0729 Law Library
Law School Resource Center: Rm. 272
Life Sciences Building: 502-852-6771 Rm. 139
Music School: 502-852-6907 Administration, Rm. 150B
Natural Sciences Bldg.: 502-852-6787 Physics Dept., Rm. 102
Schneider Hall: 502-852-6794 Fine Arts Dept., Rm. 104
Strickler Hall: 502-852-6703 Welcome Center Rm. 126
Student Activities Center (West Wing):502-852-6691, SAC W310
Student Recreation Center: 852-6701

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The Louisville Cardinal

502-852-6728, FAX 502-852-0700
Address: Houchens Building, LL07
https://www.louisvillecardinal.com/

The Louisville Cardinal is an independent weekly student newspaper and multimedia organization owned by the Louisville Cardinal, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. Any student interested in reporting, photography, design, or advertising should visit apply via the Employment section of the website.

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Mail Services

Belknap Counter Services
Before August 20: Houchens Building
After August 20: Swain Student Activities Center
Hours: M - F 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
502-852-6699

HSC Campus Counter Services
Library Commons Building
Hours: M - F 9:00 AM to 11:00AM and 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM
502-852-5339

Web: https://louisville.edu/mail

University Mail Services provides mailing services for the University community on Belknap Campus, located at the North entrance of the Houchens Building and on Health Sciences Campus, located on the first floor of the Library & Commons Building. Stamped mail can be dropped off at Mail Services before 3:00 PM.

Starting at the end of August, 2018, Belknap Campus Mail Services will move to the newly constructed wing of the Swain Student Activities Center. Mail delivery is available for students who reside in selected University housing where no mail delivery is available.

There is a fee of $5.00 for the whole time you are in housing, provided you reserve your mailbox anytime you leave campus housing for an extended period of time (i.e. summer, co-op, moving off campus).

You may register to receive mail the week of Welcome Weekend or any time after that.

For more details concerning University Mail Services and mail box assignment come to Mail Services' Belknap location between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or call 502-852-6699.

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Maps

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Meal Plans

https://louisville.campusdish.com

Main Office: Student Activities Center, Suite W 206
Office Hours: 8AM - 4PM, M-F
502-852-5991

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Metropolitan College

3 Houchens Building
502-852-2749, FAX 502-852-2752
Hours: MR 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; TW 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Metropolitan College (MC) is a joint venture between the University of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College and UPS. This nationally recognized partnership provides access to a tuition-free post-secondary education for undergraduate students and outstanding employment opportunities. To participate in this program as a UofL student, you must be admissible to the university and meet Metropolitan College admission requirements (Earned 60 or more transferable college credit hours or have an ACT composite of 21 or above and a high school grade point average of 3.0 or above). A strong student services component is built into the MC program to assist students as they manage working at UPS while balancing school and personal life. In addition, MC provides comprehensive career counseling services tailored to each student's needs to facilitate effective career exploration and planning.

For more information, call 502-852-2749, email us at askmetro@kctcs.edu or visit our website at www.metro-college.com

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Metroversity

http://metroversity.org/registration

UofL Metroversity information:

https://louisville.edu/registrar/registration-information/metroversity.html

Kentuckiana Metroversity, Inc. is a cooperative effort consisting of the following institutions: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spalding University, and the University of Louisville. A full-time student, (must be in good standing and earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at their home school) of any of these schools may enjoy cross registration, double degree programs, library privileges, innovative off-campus experiences, and extracurricular activities at any of the other schools (certain restrictions apply). Full-time U of L students should consult with their academic advisor and the Registrar's Office to ensure proper enrollment.

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Mission Statement

https://louisville.edu/about

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Non-Academic Grievance Procedure

https://louisville.edu/provost/redbook/contents.html/chap6.html#ART6.8

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Notice of Nondiscrimination of the University of Louisville.
https://louisville.edu/hr/employeerelations/notice-of-nondiscrimination

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Off Campus Student Services

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
University of Louisville
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax 502-852-7332
Web: https://louisville.edu/studentactivities/student-orgs/off-campus-services

Off Campus Student Services provides services and support for off campus students at the University of Louisville. Whether you are enrolling in one class or embarking on a new career, the Office of Student Involvement provides a friendly, supportive environment where students may come for information, advocacy, or a place to study or relax. Sign in to OrgSync (www.orgsync.com) to connect to campus activities right away!

Office of Military and Veteran Student Services

Houchens Building, LL32
502-852-6442
Hours: Mon – Fri; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office of Military and Veteran Student Services (OMVSS) is here to support current military and veteran students as well as dependents receiving military educational benefits. Our charge is to address questions and concerns regarding veteran issues such as VA benefits, admissions, transfer, housing, financial aid, and other circumstances common to military-to-civilian life transitions.

The VA Certifying Official is located in our office, to ensure that you have access to educational benefits.

We work with various university faculty and staff. We offer assistance with and/or information on:

  • payment extensions or financial aid while waiting for educational benefits
  • military transfer credit
  • withdrawals due to deployments or call to active duty status
  • referrals to service agencies
  • access to veteran service providers on campus
  • student rights and responsibilities
  • events for veterans and military families

For information regarding benefits and additional services, visit https://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/veterans.

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Parking and Transportation Services

Belknap Campus
Floyd Street Garage
2126 S. Floyd Street, Suite 100
502-852-PARK(7275), FAX 502-852-6680

Belknap Campus Shuttle (TARC Route #94)
Operates from 6:40am - 9:40pm Monday - Thursday
6:40am to 7:40pm on Friday when classes are in session

Health Sciences Center Campus
Chestnut Street Parking Garage
414 East Chestnut Street
502-852-5112 FAX 502-852-1622
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed 1 - 2 PM)

Health Sciences Center Campus Shuttle
Operates 6:00am-10:00pm Monday-Friday

Any motor vehicle parked on University property, other than in paid meter spaces and designated pay parking locations, must display a valid University of Louisville parking permit. The Parking Offices issue parking permits, accept parking fine payments, provide a motorist assistance (MAP) program for minor vehicle problems such as flat tires, battery, keys locked in vehicle. An evening campus mobility service (Cardinal Loup) is also provided to assist individuals to and from their vehicles. The service is provided through the University from 10:00pm-4:00am, Monday through Saturday during the academic year. Parking rules and regulations are published annually, issued with permits, and serve as guidelines for parking on campus. Replacement permits, for one-day, may be obtained from either of the Parking Offices. Persons with accessible parking needs should contact the Parking Office. A University accessible parking permit is required to park on campus in H/C designated spaces. A number of alternative transportation programs are offered at the University. You can view these alternative transportation programs at https://louisville.edu/sustainability/. Contact the Parking Office at 852-7803 for campus events requiring special parking accommodations two weeks in advance of the event. Website: https://louisville.edu/parking/

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REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement)

Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) is the university’s centralized academic support unit for undergraduate students. REACH conducts multiple services and programs from the Belknap Academic Classroom Building (BACB), Ekstrom Library, and the Miller South Information Technology Building. These academic support services and retention programs offer students the opportunity to better prepare and adapt to college life and to improve their academic skills and performance in college courses. REACH’s mission statement, values statement, goals, and annual reports are available at: https://reach.louisville.edu/about/.

The Learning Resource Center (BACB 248, 250):

Scheduled Tutoring offers students small group tutoring sessions each week for many 100, 200, and some 300 level courses. These sessions provide guided study and review of course material. Tutoring requests can be submitted online and appointments are scheduled for 60 minute recurring, weekly sessions. Online tutoring sessions are also available, and scheduled drop-in hours are available for select science lab courses, select languages, and other courses. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/tutor-scheduled.html.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review and discussion sessions attached to specific courses that are historically difficult for students. SI integrates how to learn with what to learn. SI sessions allow students to get extra help beyond the normal classroom. SI is voluntary and free, with sessions designed to assist small and large groups of students. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/tutor-SI.html.

Individual Tutoring is available for students who have documented physical or learning disabilities and need accommodated tutoring sessions. Documentation must be provided to REACH from the Disability Resource Center at the time of a student’s request. Students receive individualized tutoring and additional tutoring time in scheduled onsite appointments each week. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/.

Graduate Exam Preparation Workshops include a series of instructional sessions for graduate and professional school entrance exams led by peer leaders who have earned high scores on these exams. Exam preparation workshops vary each semester, but may include sessions for the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, and DAT. Interested students may also receive tutoring if preparing for CLEP, a national testing program designed to help students earn testing credit for selected general education courses. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/seminars/gradschools.html .

Language Conversation Tables offer students conversation opportunities for practice in speaking a new language. Tables vary each semester, but may include Spanish, French, Arabic, ASL, German, and others. These sessions are useful, additional practice to prepare for the classroom and real world scenarios. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/.

Supplemented College Reading Course (GEN 105) (BACB 248)

Is an intervention course for college readiness required by KY state law for first-time, first-year and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours who are admitted to the university with identified college reading deficiencies. Students are required to register for a section of GEN 105 (1 credit hour) in their first college semester. All GEN 105 course sections require concurrent registration with a linked general education course in Biology, Psychology, or History. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/courses/gen105.html.

The Hackademic Series, available to all U of L students, are 50-minute workshops on key topics that impact students’ academic success. Topics always include college strategies: time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking, preparing for finals, and becoming a disciplined student. The Hackademic Series is offered both online and on-site. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/seminars/seminars.html.

The Math Resource Center (BACB 241):

The Math Resource Center (MRC) offers drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in most 100 and 200 level university mathematics courses, Special Topics in College Mathematics courses (GEN 103 and 104), and JCTC Pathways courses offered onsite at the university. Resources include knowledgeable tutors, a mini-computer lab for mathematics software and Web-based instruction, course textbooks, and solution manuals. The MRC also offers online tutoring appointments for select math courses. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/tutor-drop-in.html.

The Speed Calculus Preview Program is a fee-based summer program designed for first-year engineering students. Students are referred to this program based on scores earned on the online Algebra Readiness Exam available to all admitted engineering students prior to their first fall semester. This program provides an advanced algebra review to help students prepare for calculus in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Find more information at: https://louisville.edu/reach/summermath/speed-calculus-preview-program-1.

Special Topics in College Mathematics (GEN 103/104)

Are intervention courses for college readiness required by KY state law for students who are admitted to the university with identified college mathematics deficiencies. Placement in Supplemented or Regular GEN 103 (for non-STEM majors) or GEN 104 (for STEM majors) is based on successful completion of a basic mathematics course (e.g., MAT 55 or MAT 65 in KCTCS), ACT or SAT Math subscore, or a placement test score that does not meet the requirement for the general-education MATH course for the student’s intended major. GEN 103 and GEN 104 are computer-based courses (one elective-credit hour each) that focus on algebra topics—such as linear equations and factoring—and utilize an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. Successful completion of Supplemented or Regular GEN 103 and/or GEN 104 is required for entry to general-education mathematics courses. Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/courses/gen103-4.html.

The Computer Resource Centers (1st floor Learning Commons in Ekstrom Library and 1st floor of the M.I.T.C. building – the iTech Zone) The Computer Resource Center (CRC) tutors help students understand the most common technologies used on campus, including Microsoft Office Suite products, Blackboard, ULink, email, wireless network access, password assistance, and basic computer operations. Tutoring and test review sessions are provided for College of Business courses in Computer Information Sciences (CIS 100 through 300) on topics in C# programming, MS Excel, and MS Access. The CRC also supports Speed School of Engineering courses in Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) by assisting students with C, C++, and Java programming. No appointments needed! Find more information at: https://reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/computer/.

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Recognized Student Organization (RSO)

Connect to our 100s of student organizations at www.orgsync.com.

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George J. Howe Red Barn

Red Barn Programs Office
Mailing Address: W310 Student Activities Center
FAX 502-852-5844
For Red Barn Information call 502-852-7467 or 502-852-0321.

https://louisville.edu/studentactivities/facilities/red-barn-1

The Red Barn is a multipurpose facility for educational, cultural, social and educational events sponsored by students, alumni and University groups. The Red Barn established in 1969, is now the home of the Red Barn Programs Office. The Red Barn Programs Office is also responsible for raising money to provide scholarships and emergency awards for U of L students and program funds for U of L student groups through four endowed programs which are the: Harold Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Red Barn Alumni Association (RBAA) including the Florence M. Strickler Endowment and the RBAA Endowment, the Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Program including the Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Endowment and the George J. Howe Endowment and the George J. Howe Student Leadership Gift Account. The Red Barn is available for use by recognized student organizations and departments on a first come, first serve basis. The Red Barn can also be used for private events, including wedding receptions.

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Registrar's Office

31 Houchens Building,
(502) 852-6522, FAX (502) 852-7088
Hours: M-F 9 AM to 5 PM.
Website: https://louisville.edu/registrar/
Email: regoff@louisville.edu

This office is responsible for registration, drop/add, class schedule information, Undergraduate catalog, academic records, official and unofficial transcripts, enrollment certifications and degree verifications, recording of grades, visiting student letters, and diplomas.

When a student drops below a full-time course load, his/her eligibility for financial aid or participation in athletics may be jeopardized. Health insurance may also be affected. Change of address may be done via ULINK or in person. Name changes require appropriate documentation (updated social security card, Visa, etc.), a photo ID and signature authorizing the name change.

Grades:
Grades and class information are available via the student’s ULINK account.

Schedule of Classes:
https://htmlaccess.louisville.edu/classSchedule/setupSearchClassSchedule.cfm

Transcripts:
Official transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar's Office (31 Houchens Building) upon written request. Students may submit their requests over the web via ULINK. A fee is charged for this service. Upon graduation, a student is eligible to receive one free official transcript. Unofficial transcripts can be viewed via ULink.

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Religious Holy Days and Observances

https://louisville.edu/calendars/2018-2019-work-restricted-religious-holy-days/

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Residency Classification

Please visit the residency web site for current information.
Web: https://louisville.edu/residency

Residency Determination for Admission and Tuition Purposes

KRS164.020(8) requires the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to determine tuition and approve the minimum qualifications for admission to a state supported postsecondary education institution and authorizes the Council to set different tuition amounts for residents of Kentucky and for nonresidents. The administrative regulation, 13 KAR 2:045, establishes the procedure and guidelines for determining the residency status of a student who is seeking admission to, and who is enrolled at, a state-supported postsecondary education institution. Students who wish to seek a change in their initial residency determination may file an appeal for review of residency status with the Registrar’s Office. An application for review must include completed affidavit and verifiable documentation. Applications for review will be considered in accordance with the Kentucky administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:045. The appeal must be submitted according to the published deadlines. The affidavit, state regulation, university policy, deadlines, and instructions may be found and printed from the residency web site or may be obtained from all Offices of Admission and the Registrar’s Office (Houchens 31).

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University of Louisville Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Event Policy & Guidelines

RSO Event Guidelines

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Sexual Harassment Policy

The University of Louisville strives to maintain the campus free of all forms of illegal discrimination as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students.

Sexual harassment is unacceptable and unlawful conduct and will not be tolerated in the workplace and the educational environment.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, or participation in a university-sponsored education program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such an individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

Faculty, staff, students, and administrators must adhere to this anti-harassment policy. The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are specifically responsible within their particular organizations for publicizing, implementing, and enforcing this policy.

Retaliation
Discrimination in any University employment or academic decision against persons who seek redress under the procedures outlined below is prohibited.

Disciplinary Action
If an individual is shown to have violated the sexual harassment policy, the individual will be subject, depending upon the seriousness of the violation, to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the University.

The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are required to enforce this policy. Failure to do so constitutes a violation subject to separate disciplinary action.

https://louisville.edu/hr/policies/per102

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Student Activities Board

Student Activities Center W310
502-852-6691

The purpose of the Student Activities Board (SAB) is to provide social, multicultural, recreational, and educational activities which are sensitive to and serve the needs of the entire campus and surrounding community, with an emphasis on the student body. Such activities include the Floyd Theater movies, comedy shows, daytime activities, concerts, and homecoming festivities. Any student can become involved with the Student Activities Board, for its membership is open to all students of the University of Louisville. The Student Activities Board is always looking for new volunteers. It provides an excellent chance to become involved in campus life and a chance to meet your fellow students and administrators. It's loads of fun and an excellent chance to gain valuable experience. The Student Activities Board coordinates and produces all of its own events. Experience can be gained in booking bands, comedians, and movies; planning events as well as vast technical endeavors. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Student Activities Board or co-sponsoring an event with us, please call 852-6691 or stop by the Student Activities Center W310.

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Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 502-852-5555 for current information.

Student Activities Center Administration

Swain Student Activities Center
W310 Swain Student Activities Center,
502-852-6691, FAX 502- 852-7332

Hours of Operations:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - Midnight
Saturday: 10:00 AM - Midnight
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Hours are subject to change without notice. Please call number listed or 502-852-5555 for current information.

Web: https://louisville.edu/studentactivities/facilities/student-activities-center

The Student Activities Center (SAC), is the main hub for student involvement on the University of Louisville campus. The SAC houses the campus bookstore, food services, meeting rooms, lounges as well as the Office of Student Involvement, the Dean of Students Office and the Student Affairs Office. The SAC is under construction with a renovation and addition set to be completed by summer 2018.

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Student Affairs Administration

Dr. Michael Mardis
Dean of Students/Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Chief Officer of Student Affairs
W301 Student Activities Center
(502) 852-5787
FAX (502) 852-1429
EMAIL: dos@louisville.edu

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Student-Athletes, Certification of Academic Requirements

The Registrar’s Office certifies the completion of academic requirements set forth in Bylaw 14 of the NCAA Operating Bylaws as published in the NCAA Manual. Status reports are provided to the Athletics Department, not directly to the student-athlete.

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Student Computer Accounts

https://louisville.edu/admissions/activate

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Student Councils

https://www.uoflsga.com/legislative

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Student Discipline

W301 Student Activities Center
502-852-5787, FAX 502-852-1429
Hours: M - F 8:00 AM - 5 PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/dos

The primary purpose for the imposition of non-academic discipline in the University setting is to protect and preserve a quality educational environment in the campus community. The University's Code of Student Conduct is set forth in writing to give students general notice of non-academic prohibited conduct, behavioral expectations, and protections afforded under the Code. The Dean of Students administers the imposition of non-academic student discipline in the University setting as it pertains to the Code of Student Conduct. Anyone wishing to report an alleged incident of non-academic misconduct may make such a report in writing to the University Police or the Dean of Students Office (W301, SAC).

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Student Financial Aid Office

110 Houchens Building
502-852-5511, FAX 502-852-0182
Hours: We provide walk-in counseling to both current and prospective students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office and call center (502-852-5511) will be open from 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Web: https://louisville.edu/financialaid/

This office disburses over 120 million dollars in aid annually to U of L students from a variety of financial aid programs. These programs include grants, scholarships, part-time employment in the form of Federal Work-Study, and loans.

On ULINK students may view items they need to complete from their To-Do-List and view and adjust their financial aid. Students should frequently check their university email for important financial aid announcements regarding their eligibility.

In our office, students may use our designated student computer terminals to file the FAFSA online, complete financial aid forms, and search for scholarships. Students may also come to our office for counseling, which is available on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

Students should utilize our Call Center (852-5511) for general information and questions regarding their financial aid status and awards. If needed, students may then be referred to a counselor for specialized assistance on the phone.

Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Please call number listed or 852-5555 for current information.

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Student Government Association (SGA)

W310 Student Activities Center
502-852-4606, FAX 502-852-7332

Web: www.uoflsga.com/
Email: general@uoflsga.com
Hours: MTWRF 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
29 B Bldg. 852-5041
Hours: Call

SGA Executive Officers:

Jonathan Fuller, President
Mariana Juarez, Executive Vice-President
Lazaro Munoz, Academic Vice-President
Wyatt Harris, Services Vice-President

Responsibilities of the SGA:
Representing student opinions on university-wide committees; Serving as the liaison among university students, faculty, and administrators; Advocating for public policy favorable to higher education in Kentucky; Fostering the Task Force Freshman Program; Hosting SGA Cares events and other forums for students to express concerns to SGA; and Providing funds for Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) travel, events and special projects.

SGA works closely with two other branches: the Student Activities Board (SAB) and the Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB). SAB provides both fun and enriching activities and events for students on all of UofL's campuses, while ELSB provides numerous opportunities to students for civic engagement, leadership development and service.

To stay up to date on SGA happenings and events, visit the UofL SGA website, Facebook page, or Twitter page.

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Student Grievance Officer

The Student Grievance Officer is responsible for informing students of their rights and obligations under the University grievance procedures that have been established (see Redbook). The Student Grievance Officer shall seek to resolve informally as many grievances as possible. Grievances may involve both academic and nonacademic issues.

Dr. Joy Hart

joy.hart@louisville.edu

502-852-6293

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Student Leadership Programs

W310 Swain Student Activities Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: 502-852-6691
Fax:502-852-7332
https://louisville.edu/studentactivities/leadership-opportunities

In the Office of Student Involvement, we believe everyone is a leader and we have a variety of offerings. Consider such programs and organizations as Student Activities Board and Engage Lead Serve Board, as well as Alternative Service Break Board and the Student Organization Advisory Board. The focus of all these groups is to develop your skills and training for leadership, as well as assist other students in finding ways to get involved on campus. Just check out our Student Leadership Programs portal (https://orgsync.com/140426/chapter) for leadership opportunities.

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Student Orientation Staff (SOS)

Office of Admissions, Houchins 150C
Phone Number 502-852-7276
Fax Number 502-852-6526
Email: orient@louisville.edu
Web: https://louisville.edu/newcards/meet-the-staff/become-an-soser-1

This staff is hired each year to help direct summer orientation programs for new students. They work with these students in a variety of areas including small groups, academic advising and overall acclimation to the University. Candidates must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA 2.8) and have a desire to help new students learn about U of L.

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Student Records Policy

Lower Level Room 17, Ekstrom Library
502-852-6752; Fax 502-852-6673
Hours: MTWRF 8 AM - 4:30 PM

If you have any questions about the current UofL student records policy, UofL's internal procedures for the protection of our students' privacy rights under the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), or the privacy of UofL student records or access to U of L student records, you may contact the university's FERPA officer via the University Archives and Records Center. https://library.louisville.edu/archives/ferpa/student-privacy-guidelines

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Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides support to students as they start their academic journey. Its goal is to keep everyone on a path to graduation, even if the path takes a few turns along the way. The center includes first-year peer mentoring and programming efforts to promote retention; advising and support to exploratory students who haven’t selected a major or those who haven’t been admitted into their program of choice; and student success coordinators, who are available to help students overcome obstacles and complete the path to graduation. For additional information about these and other Student Success Center programs, check out https://www.louisville.edu/success.

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Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Student Sexual Misconduct Policy outlines options for a student who believes he/she may have been or currently is a victim of sexual misconduct by a student, university visitor or employee within the university community.

https://louisville.edu/dos/students/studentpoliciesandprocedures/student-sexual-misconduct-policy

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Study Abroad and International Travel

Brodschi Hall (First Floor)
Phone: 502.852.0374
E-Mail: edabroad@louisville.edu
Web: https://www.louisville.edu/studyabroad

The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is located on the first floor of the International Center. The office provides support, resources, and services to the University of Louisville by serving as a liaison between UofL faculty, staff, students, and the global community. By promoting and facilitating international educational experiences in seventy countries, the office is able to provide opportunities for international study, research, internships, and practical experiences outside of the United States. These enriching experiences foster critical thought, intellectual and social growth, knowledge and proficiency for professional success and responsible global citizenship.

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Testing Services

310 Davidson Hall
502-852-6606, FAX 502-852-1871
Hours: MTWRF 8 AM - 4PM
Web: https://louisville.edu/testing

This office serves as a national, regional, state and University testing agency. Campus testing includes: placement tests in Math, Reading & Latin, faculty makeup testing and credit by exam tests (CLEP-College Level Examination Program) which U of L accepts. There are over 100 national entrance and certification exams administered by both our front office and the Prometric Center #1102 including the American College Test (ACT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This office also serves as a testing site with certified proctors for online or correspondence study exams. Registration materials for exams are available on the Testing Services website.

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Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence

Cardinal Stadium
502-852-7100, FAX 502-852-7924
Hours: MTWR 8 AM - 9 PM
F 8 AM - 5 PM
Summer Hours:
MTWRF 8 AM - 5 PM

Web: https://gocards.com/facilities/?id=24

This office provides academic support for all students involved in the University's intercollegiate athletic programs.

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University Administration and Deans

AdministrationDeans

Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D.
President

Beth A. Boehm, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Vice President and University Provost

Gregory C. Postel, M.D.
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Robert Keynton, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation

Vince Tyra
Vice President for Athletics and Athletic Director

Ralph Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Vice President for Community Engagement

Brad Shafer, J.D.
Interim Vice President for University Advancement

Dan Durbin, M.P.A.
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Han, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Rhonda Bishop, M.B.A.
Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management, Audit, and Compliance

Thomas A. Hoy, J.D.
Interim General Counsel

Mordean Taylor-Archer, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs

Michael Mardis, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Chief Student Affairs Officer

Tracy Eells, Ph.D., MBA
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Jim Begany. M.S.
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success

Gale Rhodes, Ed.D.
Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

Robert S. Goldstein, M.P.H.
Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Analytics

John Elliott, M.B.A.
Interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Abdulrasul Ramji, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Connie C. Shumake, M.Ed.
Associate University Provost for Accreditation and Academic Planning

Brian Buford
Assistant Provost for Diversity and Executive Director of the LGBT Center

James Fowler
Interim Chief Technology Officer

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Todd Mooradian, Ph.D., MBA
Dean, College of Business

Gerard Bradley, D.M.D.
Dean, School of Dentistry

Ann Larson, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Paul DeMarco, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

David Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dean, Kent School of Social Work

Craig Blakely, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Public Health and Information

Colin Crawford, J.D.
Dean, School of Law

Toni M. Ganzel, M.D.
Dean, School of Medicine

Christopher Doane, Ph.D.
School of Music

Marcia Hern, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Nursing

Emmanuel Collins, Ph.D.
Dean, J.B. Speed School of Engineering

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University Campus Store

For your convenience the University of Louisville has campus stores located on both the Belknap Campus and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC).

The campus stores offer New and Used textbooks for sale and also offer Rental and E-Textbooks on select titles. School supplies, greeting cards, convenience items, general reading, and reference books, study aids, exam materials such as Blue Books and Scantron Sheets, backpacks, school spirit gifts, and U of L clothing and accessories are also available. The HSC campus store also carries a selection of medical equipment such as Stethoscopes and Scrubs.

Textbooks may be purchased in store or online via the campus stores web site or directly from your schedule in U-Link. Online orders can be picked up at the campus stores or be shipped to your home or office via UPS for an additional charge. Save time by having us process your book order for you! Rental textbooks are yours to use for the full term, just don’t forget to return them undamaged by the last day of finals in order to avoid any replacement fees.

Textbooks may be returned within the first week of class for a full refund. The return must be accompanied by the original sales receipt and the books must remain in their original condition. With a receipt and a copy of your drop slip, we will process refunds for dropped class books for 30 from the first day of classes. All other items, excluding electronics, can be returned within 30 days of purchase with a receipt as long as the items are still in new condition.

The campus stores accept Cash, Personal Checks (for the purchase amount and with valid ID), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cardinal Cash. Financial aid is done using your Higher One Card.

The campus stores offer buy back of textbooks year round. Please present the books and your valid/current U of L Student ID and we can check the current buy back values for you. The best time to sell back your books is during finals as we are then preparing for the next semester.

Belknap Campus Store
Student Activities Center E-101
East Side, Lower Level)
2100 S. Floyd Street
Phone: 502-852-6679
Fax: 502-852-5913

https://www.bkstr.com/uoflstore/home/en
Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Holidays

Health Science Center Campus Store (HSC)
555 S. Floyd Street, K Wing
Phone: 502-852-5284
Fax: 502-852-0867

https://www.bkstr.com/uoflhscstore

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays

Please note that both campus stores follow the U of L Emergency Closing schedule. Special hours will be posted on the campus store website under the calendar of events.

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University Libraries

The University of Louisville Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, consists of six libraries which house collections of over two million print items and have access to an abundance of electronic resources. The Libraries’ online catalog lists many of the titles owned by UofL and is accessible from any Internet-connected computer. To access the catalog and other electronic indexes and full text databases, go to https://library.louisville.edu.

Ekstrom Library
User Services/Circulation 502-852-6757, Research Assistance 502-852-6747
Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30 AM-midnight, Fri 7:30 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM - midnight
West wing open for study 24/7 (for holiday and summer hours, check website)
https://library.louisville.edu/ekstrom

Ekstrom Library is the largest library in the University Libraries system supporting the majority of disciplines on the Belknap campus. The library’s collections include extensive print, online and media resources. It also provides group and individual study spaces, graduate research carrels, computers, copiers, printers, scanners, instructional spaces, interlibrary loan and course reserves. Additionally, students may borrow laptops, iPads, digital cameras, and other equipment. The Research Assistance department of Ekstrom provides in depth research support. Ekstrom partners with the Reach Computer Lab, the Digital Media Suite (creation and editing of images, sound and video), and the University Writing Center, to provide a range of academic support services. Starbucks and after hours study located in the west wing provide a popular gathering spot for students. The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice, the Delphi Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and the McConnell Center are all located on the second floor.

Archives and Special Collections
Lower Level 17, Ekstrom Library
502-852-6752
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (for holiday and summer hours, check website)
https://library.louisville.edu/archives/home

Archives and Special Collections (ASC) is made up of four subunits: Digital Initiatives, the Photographic Archives, Rare Books, and the University Archives and Records Center. Together, they house more than 2 million fine art and documentary history photographs, literary and historic manuscripts, university records, oral histories, maps, and rare books for use within the Archives and Special Collections Research Room on the lower level of Ekstrom Library. Their collections document life in the greater Louisville area, from business, cultural and political history to the lives of Louisvillians from various walks of life. In addition, collections such as the Standard Oil of New Jersey photograph collection and William Marshall Bullitt collection of rare mathematics and astronomy document life and culture on a more global scale. The University Libraries Digital Collections (https://digital.library.louisville.edu) provide online access to primary source materials including photographs, maps, illuminated manuscripts, and oral histories.

Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
Main Floor, Schneider Hall
502-852-6741
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (summer hours are reduced, please call for more information.)
https://library.louisville.edu/art/home

The Art Library provides information and reference service in the fine arts, architectural history, photography, pottery, printmaking, fibers, graphic design, interior architecture, glassmaking and art education. The 90,000 item collection includes books, journals, videos, DVDs, and artist’s books. Photocopying and image scanning equipment are available.

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Second Floor, Library & Commons Building
Health Sciences Campus
502-852-5771
Hours: open 24/7. Library services available Mon-Thur 7:00 AM-11:00 PM, Fri 7:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM-11:00 PM
https://library.louisville.edu/kornhauser/home

The newly renovated library features group study rooms outfitted with glass writing walls and flat screen monitors capable of connecting to student devices as well as ample semi-private study spaces featuring natural light, large work surfaces, and comfortable seating. Food and drink are welcome. iPads and laptops are available for check out. The library provides hundreds of eBooks, online clinical information tools and thousands of online journals. Library staff is available in person and online to assist in research. As the largest health sciences library in the state, and the oldest west of the Alleghenies, Kornhauser is the primary source of biomedical information in Kentucky. It also houses rare books, a historical collection, and an archive which preserves the history of the health sciences in the Ohio Valley.

Law Library
Law School
502-852-6392
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Fri 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun 1:00 PM-11:00 PM
https://www.law.louisville.edu/library

The library of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law contains approximately 427,000 volumes and microform volume equivalents, emphasizing primary and secondary resources in United States law. Special collections include the papers and correspondence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices John Marshall Harlan and Louis D. Brandeis. The library is a hardcopy depository for U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs.

Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library
School of Music Room 160
502-852-5659
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (summer hours are reduced, please call for more information.)
https://library.louisville.edu/music/home

The Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library is the largest academic music library in the state. The circulating collection, containing more than 150,000 volumes, includes more than 50,000 music scores, 35,000 books, and 20,000 sound recordings and videos. Special collections include the Jean Thomas Collection, the Isidore Philipp Archive, an early American sheet music collection, and the Ricasoli Collection of music manuscripts. The library also serves as a repository for materials related to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

University Archives and Record Center – see Archives and Special Collections in the University Libraries section above

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University of Louisville Policy for Hosting Events with Alcohol for Recognized Student Organizations and Councils

https://louisville.edu/dos/students/studentorgnizations/alcohol-policy

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UofL Print Services

UofL Print and Mail, powered by Canon, provides a range of digital and offset printing and copying services on the Belknap and HSC campuses. Students, faculty, and staff can submit online orders to print business cards, brochures, postcards, posters, booklets, and more. Our on-campus print and mail centers are usually the quickest and most cost effective way to print large volume and specialty print jobs. They also offer shipping services. Visit our new Belknap location in the Student Activities Center starting in Fall, 2018. Learn more at https://louisville.edu/printandmail.

University Police

Belknap Campus
2126 S. Floyd St.
502-852-6111
Hours: MTWThFSSu 24 hours
Web: https://www.louisville.edu/police

The welfare of both people and property are the primary concerns of the Department of Public Safety. This office functions as a law enforcement agency within the University and seeks to educate the University community regarding personal security and crime prevention, offering educational programs and brochures. Escort service is provided by this office.

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Department of Theatre Arts/University Theatre

Studio Arts/HPES Building
Main Office: 502-852-7682
Web: https://louisville.edu/theatrearts/

The mission of the Department of Public Safety and the University of Louisville Police Department is to maintain public peace and safety, safeguard the assets of the institution and our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and assist in providing an environment conducive to the teaching, research and public service missions of the University. The University Police Department is an accredited agency providing police services 24/7.

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Weapons Policy

https://sharepoint.louisville.edu/sites/policies/library/SitePages/Business%20Services/Deadly%20Weapons.aspx

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Women's Center

Motto

Leading Change

Mission

The mission of the Women’s Center is to offer support and resources to empower women with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community and to develop engaged and compassionate leaders.

Vision

Our vision is that the Women’s Center will be a safe and inclusive place of connectedness, empowerment and support for our growing multidimensional society.

The Center offers:

  • Students Groups: Women 4 Women Student Board (W4W), American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UofL, Empowering Ladies Together (ELT) and Student Parent’s Association (SPA)
  • Programs: Global Leadership Program Trips, College Women’s Leadership Conference, Elect Her, Human Trafficking Awareness Conference, International Women’s Day, Self-Defense Workshop, Cards against Catcalling, $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop, Clothing-Exchange Project, Campus Talk, Equal Pay Day, Student Veteran Support Group events, Women’s Equality Day, Equal Pay Day & more!
  • Women veteran program support and information
  • Global leadership and cultural trips ~ Peru, Morocco, Spain, India & more…
  • Sponsorships to national conferences
  • Mentoring and information on student resources
  • Emergency feminine/personal hygiene products

Locations

Belknap Campus
Strickler Hall (1st & 2nd floor - East wing)
502-852-8976, FAX 502-852-4389
Hours: MTWRF 9 am - 5 pm (Appointments preferred 10 am - 4 pm)

Website: https://louisville.edu/womenscenter

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Disclaimer

The information presented in the Student Handbook is correct to the best of the knowledge of the Dean of Students Office at the time of last editing and is presented in this format solely as a convenience to the student. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the individual office or department that hosts each policy or information piece to ensure that the policy or information is still current.