Our office believes that transgender and gender-diverse people are deserving of fair and equal treatment and should be able to live freely as themselves, without facing discrimination or persecution. We proudly support these communities and will continue our work to ensure UofL is a welcoming, diverse, and equitable university for people of all backgrounds. Our offices are safe spaces for anyone needing resources and support.

HSC ODI Welcome

The Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Louisville welcomes and embraces our community of students, residents, fellows, 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 readers to explore the programs, reports, events, and activities provided by our office in one central repository that will benefit all of our students, employees, 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.


The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's goal is to enhance partnership across the schools on the Health Sciences Center 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 and employees. With this goal in mind, it is our intention to provide support toward 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 students and employees to enhance diversity and inclusivity to learn, discover, connect, and work. 


  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 diversity of the healthcare workforce. 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