The Universities of Louisiana are committed to being reflective of the communities we serve.
The Universities of Louisiana outlined six aspirations in August 2017 to shape our work, one of which being to better reach those from traditionally underserved backgrounds.
The UL System and Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion with the attached statement published in October 2018.
Charged with evaluating how the System and its universities implement policies designed to encourage inclusion and respect for diversity among students, employees and constituents, its analysis produces recommendations to help the System provide an educational environment and workplace that is welcoming to all.
Each of the UL System’s nine member institutions have developed and implemented long-standing, successful initiatives aimed at supporting historically underserved populations. To bring these institutional efforts to scale, System-level coordination is required. The resulting Reginald F. Lewis Educational Equity Initiative allows for targeted synergies for equity-focused programs and resources to be house at the System level. The annual report provides an update of our work to date.
CDOs are responsible for cultivating an environment that encourages and supports diversity on campus. This often includes developing and incorporating inclusion initiatives, such as organization-wide diversity training and multicultural events.