U of L does not just support diversity, it pushes for it. The University welcomes everyone’s beliefs on campus, and the Interfaith Center is a great example of this. This one building houses Hillel and a variety of campus ministries, including Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Methodist, and is next door to the Baptist Campus Ministry. The Association of Black Students, Common Ground (LGBT group), Muslim Student Association, and PEACC (Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community) are vocal and visible organizations on campus. Other student groups show their support for different minority groups and events; for example, you may see a fraternity brother sporting a Gay Pride Week shirt out of solidarity. There are also campus events like “Let’s Talk Lunches,” which are open to all students who want to talk about things such as international cultural awareness, LGBT issues, and socioeconomic problems.
Of course, there will always be some intolerant people, but for the most part, these people are kept quiet here. In general, students seem unafraid to be themselves at the University of Louisville, and the administration supports dialogue about differences. Coming to UL means making a commitment to learning about the diversity of the world.