Diversity and Inclusion
We are a diverse community that values all members and their contributions, treats one another with civility and respect, and embraces inclusive leadership throughout the College.
UofL Diversity Vision Statement
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.
The College Of Business and Allyship
Allyship: People with privilege and power act in solidarity with a marginalized group. These lifelong practices include:
- Building relationships
- Providing requested support
- Acting based on trust, consistency, and accountability
Allies are seen by those with whom they stand in solidarity as:
- Actively listening
- Forming meaningful connections
- Consistently educating oneself
- Unlearning and re-evaluating their perspectives
Diversity: Leadership and Initiatives
Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)
The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) was established in 1998 by University of Louisville President John Shumaker, to promote a campus culture of inclusion and engagement.Learn More
UofL Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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.Learn More
University of Louisville Cultural CenterLearn More
Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of LouisvilleLearn More
UofL Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center provides support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.Learn More
University Diversity PolicyLearn More
Student Outreach Opportunities
International Exchange Students
Live and learn in Louisville–begin your international experience as a student at UofL here.Learn More
Student Organizations Supporting DiversityLearn More
We believe that the best way forward is by holding spaces for all of us to advance. Scholarships and awards which seek to reflect the diversity of our community serve as both balance and inspiration for those who light the way for a better tomorrow.
KDA Lifting Spirits Graduate ScholarshipLearn More
Undergrad Scholarships & Awards
Learn about the undergrad scholarship process: available awards, eligibility, and application.Learn More