Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources
On-Campus Resources for Students, Faculty & Staff
As the first certified compassionate university in the world, Spalding makes inclusivity and equity a priority. We are building a strong, diverse community of learners, leaders, and future professionals who will serve their communities with passion for their work and compassion for one another.
If you have a documented disability, our Center for Accessibility and Learning Equity – Office of Accessibility Services team will work with you to develop an accommodation plan that works best for you. If you do not have a documented disability but believe you would benefit from accommodations, our team will work with you to explore different strategies or put you in contact with resources for an evaluation.
Our Eagle Care Clinic offers both physical and mental health services for all Spalding students. The Eagle Care Clinic offers both in-person and telehealth appointments, with a wide variety of different services available to students, including routine physical exams, sick visits, flu vaccines, and more. The Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) office offers in-person and teletherapy for individuals, couples, and families.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)
We know that success looks different for every student, and that’s why we provide a variety of services to ensure that you get the support that you need. We want you to graduate, but more than that, we want to help you build a toolkit of strategies that you can use to be successful in your career. Whether you need help writing an essay, building your math skills, resume review or something else, we’re here to help. Learn more about the types of resources that we offer.
We also recognize the transition to college can have its challenges. That’s why we have created the Bridge to SU Program for incoming freshmen. This program will help to prepare you for college life, and you will participate in service learning in the local community. If selected for the grant, you will enjoy a variety of perks, including fee waivers and free parking passes for the upcoming school year. This program’s meant to provide extra support to make college more equitable and increase student success for students with disabilities, 1st gen students, low income students, or other groups that need support.
To meet the needs of our campus community as fully as possible, we are including a list of external resources accessible to everyone regardless of when and where the need arises.
24-Hour Crisis Text-Line
Text HOME to 741741
Louisville Crisis & Information Line
National Suicide Prevention Life-Line
How can I contribute to Spalding’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community?
If you’d like to support our DEI work. We currently have one giving option available to the community at large. The Blue and Gold Fund provides resources to ensure every Spalding student can access an exceptional education. The public may suggest DEI initiatives through our general DEI inquiry form. Stay tuned for additional opportunities as we identify and develop more DEI initiatives.
Did the University release a public statement in solidarity with Black Lives Matter?
We released a statement in support of protestors on June 1, 2020, outlining our ongoing work in the name of social justice and improving policing. In addition, we believe statements can only do so much and don’t hold institutions accountable. We prefer to do the work rather than remain in a performative cycle of releasing public statements. Our legacy demonstrates this call to action.
What are on-campus organizations that support diverse students?
Currently, we have the Black Student Alliance, Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA), Spalding University Multicultural Psychology Association (SUMPA), and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Tau Rho Chapter.
The Black Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to creating a safe space for minority students on Spalding’s campus; through focusing on Pan-Africanism, historical recovery and the Black experience in the United States.
Spalding’s Sexuality and Gender Acceptance group exists to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students and their allies.
SUMPA is a professional academic organization dedicated to advancing multicultural awareness through research, scholarship, and community outreach. The group promotes learning, growth, acceptance, and cultural competency in professional psychology and the community at large. We are concerned with the welfare and psychological health of persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, people living in poverty, women and children, and other groups who are marginalized due to their identity.
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is organized on the precepts of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood.
Is the University LGBTQIA+ friendly?
We have one of the highest Campus Pride Index ratings for Catholic universities and continue to expand our offerings to increase public awareness and support of LGBT issues.
What is the University’s policy on political speech and protest?
Spalding University, an institution of higher education with a strong liberal arts tradition, supports open dialogue on political issues. The University reserves the right to support or oppose issues that affect its values, welfare, the University itself, and/or values and welfare of higher education. The University encourages its faculty, staff, trustees, students and recognized campus organizations to participate actively in political activities on an individual basis. The policies of Spalding University do not restrict the rights and privileges of faculty, staff, students, and recognized campus organizations to express their opinions freely. The University is committed to preserving and encouraging a diversity of point of view and political opinion.
Political activities on campus must be conducted in a neutral and nonpartisan manner, and in furtherance of the organization’s legitimate exempt function (education).