UofL Allies, Affiliates, and Resources

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research seeks to advance public understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement, both its powerful history and its unfinished agenda of racial and social justice.

Center On Race and Inequality

The mission of Center on Race and Inequality is to promote research and teaching to the community of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Louisville as well as community members and officials who construct and pass public policy on critical issues impacting black populations. Through singular and collaborative efforts, CRI exists to cultivate new perspectives and public policy initiatives that seek correctives to the issues chosen for exploration.

The goals of CRI reflect those promoted by the University of Louisville and the College of Arts and Sciences of enhancing research and scholarly activities with the aim of achieving national prominence, promoting intercultural understanding, and cultivating real-world change in ever-evolving communities. More: Center on Race and Inequality Dr. Ricky Jones, 502-852-0027 or ricky.jones@louisville.edu.

Cultural Center

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. To fulfill our mission, we support and offer co-curricular and extra-curricular programs that acknowledge and reflect the experiences of under-represented populations. We also provide educational opportunities for all members of the campus community to examine their individual and group experiences within a culturally diverse society.

The underlying goals of these two endeavors are to provide advocacy for our students, celebrate the diverse cultures of the campus community, engage students in social justice issues, and support the scholarship and retention of U of L students. For more information: louisville.edu/culturalcenter

The Grawemeyer Awards: Making the World a Better Place

Among the five distinct awards, the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is presented annually to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order. Submissions are judged according to originality, feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. For more information: grawemeyer.org

Liberal Studies Program

The Liberal Studies Program enables students in the College of Arts and Sciences to create undergraduate majors that are both individualized and interdisciplinary, and provides a center for promoting innovations and creativity in emerging fields and disciplines.

Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research.

Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Services

The LGBT 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.

Office of the Ombuds

The Ombuds Office is an independent, confidential, informal, neutral and safe place to voice concerns without fear of retribution.

PEACC Program

PEACC works to end power-based personal violence by utilizing a prevention model that decreases victimization and builds capacity for positive relationships and social interactions.

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

Saturday Academy

The Saturday Academy is a community outreach initiative that focuses on black history, culture and current issues in the community. The program is operated by Pan-African studies in collaboration with community partners including Jefferson County Public Schools.

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council provides oversight and direction, coordinates activities and recommends policies. The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into everything we do - from how we manage our facilities, finances and people to what we teach in the classroom and what we research in the lab. Our vision is to create a university that is itself a living laboratory for sustainability and a campus community that leads by example and educates as much by what we do as by what we say. Our goal is to make decisions which reflect a balanced consideration for environmental, social and economic responsibility and to continually learn as we go. We invite you to learn more about our on-going UofL sustainability initiatives and to explore the many ways you can get involved and help us create a better world right here, right now. Explore the resources on our website. Follow us on Facebook.