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Spalding University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Egan Leadership Center
901 S 4th St
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 585-9911
Email address
School Information
"Spalding University is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts university. Our campus encompasses more than 24 acres in downtown Louisville, KY. As of the fall of 2019, Spalding had a headcount of 1,629 students. Established in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Spalding University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award more than 66 degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and doctoral levels." The university has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. (Source:
General Information
Spalding University announced the creation of an "anti-racism program". It will consist of "an online training and professional development program" in "antiracism". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

  • The school’s library hosts a database for anti-racism resources.
  • The school states that “Spalding has received special recognition from the Colleges of Distinction for equity and inclusion.”
  • Spalding’s Strategic Plan has a goal to “[cultivate] a campus community that fosters inclusion.”
  • In 2020, the school announced that Dr. Steven Kniffley was named as the Chief Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer for his work on racial trauma. In this role, he will “take on a broad role across campus in promoting best practices and developing initiatives that advance diversity as a critical component of social, academic and intellectual life at Spalding” through the goal to “actively engage students, faculty and staff to further behaviors, attitudes and policies that support diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Symbolic Actions
  • Spalding University announced the creation of an anti-racism program. It will consist of an online training and professional development program in antiracism.
Last updated February 24th, 2024
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