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.
The Universities of Louisiana Reginald F. Lewis Scholars enhances the collegiate experience of Black male students in our System. Specifically, the Reginald F. Lewis Scholars program recruits Back males and provides educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and co-curricular experiences to improve outcomes.
Compete LA is a program designed to assist the 653,000 Louisianians with some college credit to re-enroll and complete their degrees. Students are paired with a free personal coach to guide them from application to graduation.
The Management & Leadership Institute for the Universities of Louisiana (M&LI) is a two-semester program for mid-career faculty and staff who aspire to broadened academic, professional or administrative leadership roles.Learn More
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 Opportunity Initiative allows for targeted synergies for opportunity-focused programs and resources to be housed at the System level. The annual report provides an update of our work to date.
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.
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.