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

The Graduate School is committed to honoring our CARDINAL principles aimed at diversity and inclusion by celebrating diversity of thought, perspectives, and life experiences.  Additionally, we are dedicated to do our part to ensure a positive campus climate, provide cultural competency education, and promote inclusiveness through a variety of programs and initiatives designed to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging.