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Every Student Arrives at the University of Louisville With a Different Story Valedictorians from rural Kentucky towns. First-generation college students from right here in Louisville. Military veterans just returning from the front and choosing their next paths in life. Newcomers to the United States from the other side of the world. Within the University of Louisville Division of Student Affairs, we strive to offer a touchpoint for every one of our more than 22,000 students. Our departments include housing, student involvement, intramural sports, counseling, career development and more. Weâ€™re here to support students at each stage of their academic development from new student to graduate and beyond. We work to help these students achieve both inside and outside the classroom. We challenge and support them as they take their textbook lessons and apply them to real life. We encourage our students to become involved in the world around them so they can have a positive impact on the future. We know our efforts are meaningful. Students who are engaged in campus life and activity are proven to do better in the classroom and become college graduates. Student Affairs is doing more every day to support this mission. Weâ€™re a division constantly undergoing change and developing new programs and methods to connect with students to help them reach their goals. Take a moment to learn more about our division and how we work with students to achieve success.
Student Engagement Student Affairs strives to support a vibrant campus life at UofL. That mission includes encouraging student participation in activities and groups that will enrich their student experience.
Housing and Residence Life louisville.edu/housing More than 5,000 UofL students, including 70 percent of all first-year students, live on our main campus, choosing from a range of housing options that include traditional residence halls, suites and apartments. Each facility has extended wireless Internet coverage and rooms that are big enough for students to store their stuff, study and entertain their friends. But we bring more than rooms to the campus life experience. Personal development and learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. Housing and Residence Life staff promote healthy lifestyles and provide programs that facilitate student engagement and enhance a student’s learning experience. Living-learning and themed communities—focused on common fields of study or interests—help students build relationships and community with other students. We help students develop leadership skills as firstyear mentoring leaders and hall government leaders. Upperclassmen can apply for work as resident assistants, desk staff and facility assistants to develop as responsible leaders, apply knowledge they gained in the classroom—as well as to earn money. Because campus life is an integral part of a successful university career, we can now house more than 32 percent of the student body in university residence halls or those we develop with affiliated partners.
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Student Involvement and Student Activities Center louisville.edu/studentinvolvement Through the Office of Student Involvement, staff work side-by-side with students to create and enhance opportunities for them to find their place at UofL. Staff encourage students to take the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom and apply them to cultural, social and educational programs. We offer the groups space to work and play in our Student Activities Center (SAC) and Red Barn. The SAC has more than 1.5 million visitors each year and hosts 8,000 meetings. Here’s how we do it. Student Clubs and Organizations We offer more than 400 student organizations, each covering an array of interests—fencing, musical theater, tai chi, etc. Our staff serves as consultants to these groups, helping student leaders plan, organize and lead their groups. We also support students in forming new groups as students’ interests change and grow. Fraternity and Sorority Life Fraternity and Sorority Life is a popular activity at the university—an opportunity for some of our best and brightest students to gather to build lifelong friendships, develop leadership skills, earn scholarships, perform community service and network for professional opportunities. UofL’s Fraternity and Sorority Life has witnessed record growth in recent years, with 10 percent of the undergraduate population affiliated with one of our 30 chapters. Being in a fraternity or sorority also has a significant impact on students’ academic success. Students involved in fraternities and sororities graduate at an average rate of 14 percent higher than non-fraternity/sorority students. Off Campus Student Services Not every student chooses to live on campus. We ensure that those students are still involved in the campus experience. Whether students are enrolling in one class or are embarking on a new career, the staff provide a friendly, supportive environment where adult and commuter More than students may come for information, advocacy or people annually attend a place to study or relax. We also offer events and events sponsored by the resources specific to their individual experience. Office of Student Involvement.
Student Leadership and Service This office provides service and leadership opportunities throughout the year for undergraduate students. It offers structured programming like Freshman LEAD, Advanced Collegiate Engagement Institute and Leadership Quest, which cultivates leadership skills, and the Engage Lead Serve Board, an ongoing group that develops and organizes service opportunities for all students.
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Sports are huge in Kentucky, but it’s not limited to cheering on our favorite teams. The Department of Intramural and Recreational Sports offers club sports and fitness opportunities for students. Last year, more than 9,500 people participated in 41 different intramural sports programs. There were also 435,000 visits to the gym at the Swain Student Activities Center and 37,000 visits to the game room.
The number and level of participation will further increase in fall 2013 when the new Student Recreation Center opens. The 128,000 squarefoot building will allow the department to increase its offerings across the board—sports clubs, recreation and fitness. Amenities in the new facility will include an exercise and weight facility, six basketball courts, multi-activity court for indoor soccer and floor hockey, racquetball courts, fitness studios, jogging track, fitness lab, classrooms and a gaming area. It also will feature Over the past year, more than a lighted, artificial-turf field for recreational use and physical education classes. See the center at louisville.edu/reccenter. students participated in Intramural programs and the staff has tracked close to visits to workout areas, gyms and other Intramural facilities.
Communication • Greeks • Organization Student Profiles Volunteering • Veterans • Career Center • Intramural Sports • Civic Engagement g • Counseling Center • Disability Resou brant • Students • Engaged • Student Ac Involved • Success • Support • Vibrant • • Housing & Residence Life • Resources eadership • International Service Learnin Center • Entertainment • Social Skills • vities • Communication • Greeks • Organ Volunteering • Veterans • Career Center • Intramural Sports • Civic Engagement • g • Counseling Center • Disability Resou brant • Students • Engaged • Trio • Activ Involved • Dean of Students • Learning • • Housing & Residence Life • Vibrant • S Activities • Communication • Greeks • Or rt • Learning • Volunteering • Veterans • • Resources • Intramural Sports • Civic Service Learning • Counseling Center • D nt • Social Skills • Engaged • Activities • Everyone has a story to tell. The unique journeys that transform our students into lifelong members of the Cardinal family speak volumes about how the campus, its programs, its people and its opportunities make a lasting impression.
“Throughout my four years at UofL, the Engage Lead Serve Office has nourished my desire to engage with the community. From the first service project I ever organized in the Freshman LEAD Program, to the 400-hour service term I completed at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and as an intern in the office, I have loved how this office has given me opportunities to connect with people outside the campus community. SOUL is another great program that has provided me the sustenance that comes from exploring smaller service opportunities at diverse non-profits.” ~Annie Muller French, English and Humanities Major
“I am so glad I had the opportunity to get involved with the Student Activities Board here at the University of Louisville. This organization challenged my strengths and leadership qualities in a way I could never imagine. It also helped me see that there was an opportunity for students to shape the overall college experience for their peers.” ~Elizabeth Hammond Communication Major
“Since becoming a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, I have had the privilege of being among the most diverse, intelligent, accomplished and selfless men I have ever met. Alpha has helped me develop strong organizational and leadership abilities. The pride that I have for the history and mission of Alpha is unbounded and I have appreciated the opportunities presented to serve my campus, community and the world.”
~Osiah Graham Pan-African Studies Major
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“ I love Intramurals. I love the games and the fact that I can still compete in sports after high school. I’ve met so many people and made a lot of friends through Intramurals. It has been one of the best parts of my college experience so far.” ~Zach Arrasmith Justice Administration Major
~Alex Jenkins Justice Administration Major
“My experience as a resident assistant (RA) has been one of the most rewarding experiences at the university. Being an RA, I am given the chance to impact the lives of many students. I help build a community within the residence hall and make UofL feel like their new home! Through my job, I have learned how to effectively communicate with students from very different backgrounds. I have also become a more responsible and engaged student leader as a result of my experience as an RA.”
~Cassie Glancy Communication Major
ns • Beyond Our Campus •H Incorporating service into the campus life is integral to our mission. We encourage students to be part of improving the world. • Lea urce ctivities • Learning International Service Learning Program • Int ng • Vibr nizations • Hous Lead urce vities • • Vol Botswana, tuden Belize, Croatia, Philippines Trinidad and rganiz Tobago • Car Eng Disab Com louisville.edu/islp
The International Service Learning Program (ISLP) is a collaborative program by Student Affairs and various academic departments wherein students can see the world and improve international communities. Through the nationally recognized program, students travel to Belize, Botswana, Croatia, the Philippines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Preparation for the trip begins months in advance, when students and faculty leaders spend class time preparing lessons and programming for their experience abroad. Students frequently spend the trip working in local schools teaching The ISLP travels to students about communication or bullying prevention, or helping run dental clinics. More than 100 students participate in the and program annually. annually.
Community Service Programs In addition to our International Service Learning Program many of our other departments offer students the opportunity to give back to their community. Student Outreach Uniting Louisville (SOUL): This monthly program encourages students to serve at an array of local non-profit organizations. Recent activities have included tutoring and programs in local schools, beautification and landscaping projects, volunteering at animal shelters, and painting and maintenance work at local agencies. More than 600 students participated in SOUL events last year. lternative Service Breaks: Students have given up their traditional spring A break holiday to undertake service projects in New Orleans; Chicago; St. Louis; Washington, DC; Black Mountain, NC; and Louisville. Projects have included helping a local community plant a garden, teaching kids about sustainability and working at food banks and shelters. During the winter break, students traveled to India and volunteered at medical camps. thletic Events Service Projects: We began a tradition of coordinating A service projects associated with our athletics teamsâ€™ participation in football bowl games and NCAA basketball tournaments. In 2013, we worked with other universities to coordinate community service projects for fans attending the 2013 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and the 2013 NCAA Final Four in Atlanta. Greek Service Projects: Last year, more than 1,700 fraternity and sorority members donated 57,428 service hours to the Louisville community. Fraternities and sororities often adopt a philanthropy and dedicate service project hours to assisting that charity. University of Louisville Dance Marathon: Each year 300 participants dance to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Last yearâ€™s group raised more than $70,000. Campus Housing Projects: On-campus housing residents participated in 24 service projects last year that provided assistance or donated items to seventeen various agencies around the community. Recent activities included cleaning up local parks, helping at a local food bank, collecting toys for special needs children and raising money for local charities.
Student Involvement program participants generated more than
324,500 service last year.
An Extra Hand When Needed Student Affairs doesnâ€™t just provide support for extracurricular activities. Our departments provide students with support at every stage of their college career.
Disability Resource Center louisville.edu/disability
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff annually coordinates accommodations for more than 500 self-identified students with disabilities. Services and accommodations include review of documentation and interviews with students to determine eligibility for specific services, coordination of accommodated exams, provision of supplemental notetakers and sign language interpreting, and collaboration with faculty regarding classroom considerations. The DRC partners with faculty and staff from virtually every academic and co-curricular unit to address access barriers on campus, serving as a resource on disability compliance issues and advocating for The DRC administered increased accessibility on the UofL campus.
more than tests last year.
Counseling Center louisville.edu/counseling Understanding that college life The Counseling is a time of change, growth and Center scheduled over transition, the UofL Counseling Center provides services to help students through this time of adjustment. The sessions last year. center offers individual and group counseling, as well as presentations and workshops on a variety of topics associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Counseling Center staff also conduct individual assessments for students with special needs and provide training and support for a variety of campus departments. The center is staffed by three psychologists, four professional counselors and numerous student interns.
TRIO Student Support Services louisville.edu/trio Whatever your background, it shouldnâ€™t inhibit where youâ€™re going. TRIO Student Support Services offers specialized support programs to encourage and support students seeking their first bachelorâ€™s degree. TRIO offers academic, financial and personal support to low-income, first generation, and disabled students to assist them as they progress toward their TRIO is designed to reduce degree. The program, funded by a grant the number of students from the U.S. Department of Education, who drop out of school. serves 140 students and is staffed by professional support advisors, student workers, and student interns. of the students who participated in 2011 went on to re-enroll for 2012.
Career Development Center louisville.edu/career Whether itâ€™s helping students define their professional goals, obtain career-related experience, or create and implement job-search strategies, the Career Development Center offers students and alumni the assistance they need to discover opportunities, acquire skills and prepare for the world of work in a global economy. Services include career counseling, resume and cover letter writing, career exploration, interest assessments, job coaching, career fairs, mock interviews and more. The Career Development Center also hosts the online career management system Cards CareerLink, providing students the opportunity to search for jobs locally and globally. The Career Development Center has also developed the assessment and resource tool, Cards Career Navigator. This assessmentâ€”given to Cards CareerLink is home to more than all entering freshmenâ€” assists students employers and more in discovering and applying their skills, values and interests toward their individualized career development goals. than students.
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Dean of Students Office louisville.edu/dos The Dean of Students Office promotes a positive learning experience and makes opportunities available for students to achieve their full academic and personal potential. In a sense, it’s a doorway for students to walk through in order to get any type of help they may need. Staff do everything from review incidences of alleged violations to student conduct policies, respond to non-academic grievances, offer crisis assistance and support a positive campus climate. Among the office’s notable activities: • S erves as the principal liaison between Student Government Association officers and the university administration • Coordinates the Student Care Team, which provides a regular opportunity for communication between departments, ensuring that all the resources of the university are available to students in crisis • Initiated the Club Programming Committee, which allocates more than $300,000 annually to assist student groups in planning events for the student body • S erves as a the university liaison to the Religious Life Association (campus ministers and religious life advisors working with UofL students) The Club Programming Committee has funded hundreds of student run events and has allocated
more than in funding to student organizations over the last three years.
• Sponsors programs designed to celebrate student success including Parent of the Year, Student Awards, Senior Day at the Downs and Family Weekend
Become a Part of Student Affairs At UofL, we recognize that it takes a strong group of supporters to help our students achieve their goals. We invite you to help us as we guide students on their journey.
UofL Parents Association louisville.edu/studentaffairs/families The UofL Parents Association is committed to partnering with parents and families to provide the co-curricular and personal support necessary for students to achieve success while attending the university. The UofL Parents Association was founded to help parents and families stay connected with their students and develop their own connection to the university. The association offers programs, services, regular communication and outreach to parents and families to assist students throughout The UofL Parents their college Association sends experience. out newsletters each month to more than
Student Affairs Giving louisville.edu/studentaffairs/giving Your gift to Student Affairs can change the lives of our students. Your gift could: • P rovide student scholarships that ease financial burden and allow students to focus on co-curricular activities, community service and leadership • O ffer emergency funds for students to help them put their lives back together after a crisis • F und programming for groups, Student Involvement and the International Service Learning Program We hope every UofL student has the chance to do everything they want. Your gift makes that possible. To learn more about supporting Student Affairs programs or to make a donation, go to: louisville.edu/studentaffairs/giving
Stay Connected Follow Student Affairs on the web and through social media to learn the latest about our division and to share in the latest successes of our students. Student Affairs: louisville.edu/studentaffairs UofL Parents Association: facebook.com/uoflparentsassociation UofL Student News and Events: facebook.com/followthebird & twitter.com/uoflevents UofL Student Affairs on YouTube: youtube.com/user/saatuofl Student Events Calendar: louisville.edu/studentnews/calendar UofL Student Affairs on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/studentaffairs
A message from the Vice President of Student Affairs There’s a quote from the American poet Robert Frost that perhaps symbolizes what we in Student Affairs do. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Every day on our campus, we work to awaken each of our 22,000 students, helping them find their interests, passions, skill sets and goals. With their array of backgrounds and personalities, it can be challenging to pinpoint the one thing they connect with. Maybe they find their passion in their classroom skills, their commitment to service and helping others or their natural ability to lead. We work side-by-side with them to find the thing they want to do, the thing that makes them work harder and do better as they approach the next stage in their life. And when it happens, when that light bulb finally goes off for each student, we know we’ve done our job. For a student affairs practitioner, that moment is the most rewarding experience in the world. As we continue to work to improve and expand our unit, we’ll focus on inspiring a vibrant campus life and engaged student body, celebrating tradition and creating a sense of purpose among our students, enhancing our services and transforming theory into practice to support student learning. Our 80 staff members do an amazing job. I encourage you to join us in these efforts. After all, every day is a new and exciting challenge. Share your thoughts and ideas or let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Call us at 502-852-6933 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Jackson Jr. Vice President of Student Affairs University of Louisville
About the University Building on a long legacy of educating generations of young scholars, the University of Louisville has transformed into a premier metropolitan research university. The university has three campuses: The 274-acre Belknap Campus, which houses 11 schools and colleges; the Health Science Center Campus in downtown Louisville and the 243-acre Shelby Campus in eastern Jefferson County. By the numbers: • 22,293 – Total enrollment • 16:1 – Student to teacher ratio • 25 – Average ACT score • 75 – Students awarded Fulbright Scholarships since 2003 • 101 – Number of countries represented in student population • 50 – Number of U.S. states and territories represented in student population • 117 – Number of Kentucky’s 120 counties represented in student population • 6,901 – Number of faculty and staff • $1.2 billion – Annual budget • 250 – Areas of study • 94 – Percentage of first-time, full-time baccalaureate degree seeking students offered scholarships or grants entering UofL in fall 2012 Learn more at UofLnow.com. Sources: University of Louisville Website and 2012–2013 University of Louisville Fact Book and uoflnow.com
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Dean of Students/Associate Vice President Dr. Michael Mardis
Departments and Directors:
Career Development Center Leslye Erickson
Student Leadership Pam Nessle Curtis
Counseling Center Dr. Kathy Pendleton
Development and Parents Programs (502) 852-6933 Dr. Glenn Gittings louisville.edu/studentaffairs/giving
Disability Resource Center Cathy Patus
Housing & Residence Life Shannon Staten
International Service Learning Program Dr. Joy Hart and Dr. Kandi Walker Faculty Coordinators Intramural Sports & Recreation Dale Ramsay
(502) 852-6933 louisville.edu/islp (502) 852-6707
Student Involvement / Student Activities Center (502) 852-6691 Tim Moore louisville.edu/studentinvolvement Student Rights and Responsibilities Dr. Angela B. Taylor
Assistant Dean of Students
Special Programs and Development (502) 852-7467 George J. Howe louisville.edu/studentinvolvement/redbarn
TRIO Student Support Services (502) 852-1406 Nadine Petty louisville.edu/trio
brant • Students • Engaged • Activities • volved • Success • Support • Learning • V Housing & Residence Life • Resources • adership • International Service Learning nter • Entertainment • Social Skills • Vib mmunication • Organizations • Greeks • I Veterans • Volunteering • Career Center • ramural Sports • Civic Engagement • Le Counseling Center • Disability Resource C brant • Students • Trio • Engaged • Activ volved • Dean of Students • Learning • Vo Housing & Residence Life • Resources • I adership • International Service Learning nter • Entertainment • Social Skills • Vib mmunication • Greeks • Organizations I Volunteering • Veterans • Career Center • dents • Vibrant • Students • Engaged • A ganizations Involved • Success • Suppor reer Center • Housing & Residence Life gagement • Leadership • International S The Division of Student Affairs, Student Activities Center W301, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292 Phone: 502-852-6933 Website: http://louisville.edu/studentaffairs This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed with state funds KRS 57.375. R0913