HSC ODI Welcome

The Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Louisville welcomes and embraces our community of students, faculty and staff.  We seek to encourage and foster all our constituent's growth and development to allow for everyone to be successful on our campus.  By augmenting a culture and climate that demonstrates its belief that diversity and inclusion adds value to intellectual development, academic enrichment, patient care, research and community engagement, we believe our campus will be at the forefront of opportunity and innovation.

Our website provides a platform for our readers to explore the many programs, reports, events and activities from across the Health Sciences Center in one central repository that will benefit all of our faculty, staff, students and members of the community.  Should you have comments or questions about our diversity efforts or this website, please send feedback to hscodi@louisville.edu.

COVID-19 Update: 

In order to comply with a university-wide call to maintain healthy environments for all students, faculty, staff, and guests, the HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion has limited in-person office hours. Our staff can be contacted during our usual office hours M-F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. To reach the HSC ODI team please call 502-852-7159 or email hscodi@louisville.edu

Visit UofL's COVID-19 webpage frequently for the latest updates regarding the university's response to the COVID-19 situation, Frequently Asked Questions for faculty and staff, and other helpful resources.

Click here for a list of COVID-19 community resources compiled by the HSC ODI team.


The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's goal is to enhance partnership across the schools on the Health Sciences Campus as we continue to promote an environment of inclusiveness through the understanding and celebration of the many differences in perspectives, thoughts, experiences, belief systems, and cultures of our students, faculty, and staff. With this goal in mind, it is our intention to provide support toward our efforts of excellence in education, community outreach, and research.


Our vision is to be a national model for health equity and inclusive innovation through excellence in education, research, patient care, and service.


Our mission is to provide evidence-based resources, advocacy, and support for faculty, staff, students, and administrators to enhance diversity and an inclusive environment in which to learn, work, discover, and connect.. 


  1. Provide consultation to the University of Louisville community with the goal of developing best practices for equitable policies in our practices, procedures, and systems. 
  2. Partner with university departments and organizations to ensure their policies and practices are more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist.  
  3. Use the practices of our division to model and support a culture of inclusion and belonging for the university community where historically oppressed community members are attracted, retained, and thrive. 
  4. Provide education and training for internal and external campus stakeholders. 
  5. Promote community engagement by creating mutually beneficial avenues for university stakeholders to engage with the broader city of Louisville community.


The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion places a major emphasis on increasing the number of students from racial/ethnic groups designated as underrepresented into the health professions system.  Emphasis is also given to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce here at the Health Sciences Center for our schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and Information Sciences.

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.

Centers & Offices

Office of Diversity and Equity
Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)
Cultural Center
Disability Resource Center
International Center
LGBT Center
Women's Center