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Jefferson's Multicultural Center

Students are welcome to visit the Multicultural Center in Room B14 of the Health Sciences Building to hang out and attend events. 

Diversity at Jefferson

Jefferson is proud to educate students from all kinds of different backgrounds. In 2018, 33% of students were underrepresented minorities. Jefferson hosts students from more than 80 countries and over 40 languages are spoken by Jefferson students. Over one-third of students at Jefferson are older than 24. 

Clubs Celebrating Diversity at JCTC

There are clubs honoring diversity at Jefferson for students to get involved in:

Black Student Union

  • Contact Ariel Snow
    • Email: ariel.snow@kctcs.edu
    • Phone: 502.213.2511

Disability Awareness Organization

  • Contact Summer Musanje - Southwest
    • Email: summer.musanje@kctcs.edu
    • Phone: 502.213.7120
  • Contact Adrienne Howard - Southwest
    • Email: adrienne.howard@kctcs.edu
    • Phone: 502.213.4101
  • Contact LaShante Thomas - Downtown
    • Email: lthomas0253@kctcs.edu
    • Phone: 502.213.2449

The Crosswalk @ Jefferson (LGBTQIA+)

  • Contact Malesha Griffin
    • Email: malesha.griffin@kctcs.edu
 

Social Justice Advocates

  • Contact Jill Adams
    • Email: jill.adams@kctcs.edu
  • Contact Michael Estes
    • Email: michael.estes@kctcs.edu
  • Contact Shaun Dixon
    • Email: shaun.dixon@kctcs.edu

In the Community

- The Louisville Urban League helps African Americans and marginalized people attain social and economic equality. You can join in on the fight for justice by getting involved. You can join for free until age 20. 

La Casita Center in Louisville works to empower the Latinx community. 

Metro United Way has opportunities for individuals to volunteer and advocate within Louisville and the surrounding areas. 

- Louisville has PRIDE events hosted by Kentuckiana Pride Foundation and Louisville Pride Foundation

- The Louisville Youth Group is the leading LGBTQIA+ nonprofit in Kentuckiana. They host events that are at no cost in a safe and welcoming environment. Louisville also has an LGBTQ advocacy organization called the Fairness Campaign

- You can find women's groups to participate in through Meetup.

The Sweet Breeze Foundation is a local shelter for Louisville's LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. It is a place for shelter, hope, and healing. You can visit the Sweet Breeze Foundation website or Facebook page for more information. 

Resources for ESL Students

Jefferson has International and Immigration Services including immigration advising, cultural adjustment counseling, informational workshops, and other co-curricular programming. You can contact Angela Scharfenberger.

Feedback on the Diversity Learning & Research Guide

Despite our best efforts, there are likely organizations or ideas missed within this Diversity Learning and Research Guide. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please respond using the feedback form