Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ and Social Justice TC

rustin members with rainbow flags and center flags running together down student activities center ramp. On right, photo of Bayard Rustin


In partnership with the LGBT Center, the Bayard Rustin Social Justice TC is for students who want to learn more about and be allies of our different underrepresented student groups such as the LGBTQ+ community. Named for gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, this community is designed for those interested in bringing together an intentional community of students who wish to live in a safe, inclusive environment for all students. 

Location: Belknap Village North- First Year, Cardinal Towne House- Second-Year, University Tower Apartments- Second-Year



  • Model the nonviolent social justice principles of Bayard Rustin by learning to support one’s own community and to be an ally to others
  • Explore LGBTQ+ culture through programming, service, and respectful dialogue
  • Connect students to the larger LGBTQ+ community on campus and in Louisville
  • Connect participants with campus partners that work towards creating safe, inclusive spaces for all students

Who can apply?

  • Any student, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression

Learn more about other gender-inclusive housing options on campus.

Meet Your Advisor

Rustin TC Advisor Byron Terry

  1. Advisor Name: Byron Terry
  2. Advisor Pronouns: He/They
  3. Advisor Contact Information (Email Preferred):
  4. Advisor Brief Biography: L1C4! Byron is a graduate of the university of Louisville and holds 2 masters in Inner City Studies and Mental Health Counseling. Byron will be changing his name to Sankofa Savage B in the near future. Byron serves as the director of the LGBT Center and loves to support everyone the best he can.
  5. Advice for LLC/TC Students: Never be afraid to ask for help.