Higher Education Excellence in Diversity

For the second year a in a row, UofL has won the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

The award recognizes colleges that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to building a diverse and and inclusive environment.

The HEED award cited UofL’s introduction of competency requirements for LGBT health in its School of Medicine, becoming the first university in the nation to do so. The award also recognized that many students of color had earned prestigious scholarships and executive student government positions, and that the university’s comprehensive diversity plan was tailored to the specific needs of each unit.

“We’re proud to have won this award because it showcases the achievements and progress we are making toward being a more inclusive university,” said Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, vice provost for diversity and international affairs.

UofL will be featured alongside 91 other HEED recipients in the November issue of Insight into Diversity.