Critical Race Training in Education

University of Louisville

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone
(502) 852-5555
Email address
admitme@louisville.edu
School Information
"The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County." The university enrolls over 22,600 students, employs over 2,600 faculty, and offers a wide-range of academic programs. (Source: https://louisville.edu/about/) (Source: https://louisville.edu/about/profile)
General Information
The University of Louisville has fully embraced anti-racism, as its university president announced that anti-racism "is where the world is going". Among other actions, the school has launched the Cooperative Consortium of Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research to study “housing justice” and “microaggressions.” No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    Launched the Cooperative Consortium of Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research to study “housing justice” and “microaggressions.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    "UofL medical faculty leaders have pledged $50,000 toward a $1 million goal to address long-standing racial inequities in medical education. "The University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Endowed Excellence Fund for Diversity has been established by several department chairs to address systemic racism. This is in response to UofL President Neeli Bendapudi’s challenge asking for ideas and support in making UofL the nation’s premier anti-racist metropolitan research university."

  • Symbolic Actions

    Anti-racist athletics committee has been established.

  • Symbolic Actions

    University president announced that anti-racism "is where the world is going".

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university president may be exploring modifying its hiring practices in response to a request by legendary basketball player and coach, Butch Beard, to remove his name from the university's records.

Last updated July 31st, 2021