By Hevin Ramsey

Students, staff, and faculty filled the SAC Multipurpose room early Saturday morning for the Student Outreach Uniting Louisville (S.O.U.L.) event, providing community service by cleaning and creating meals for those in need.

S.O.U.L. is in part one of the specifically designated events for September leading up to the inauguration of the 19th president of U of L, Kim Schatzel.

Loghan Currin, a student associate of the Student Success Center, reflects on her appreciation and impact of the event, “S.O.U.L. is something I hold close to my heart, and seeing the effect it has on people [to] get out in the community and learn about Louisville and see how service affects the city of Louisville.”

Before the students left for their corresponding locations for their few hours of service, Schatzel left them with some encouraging words. Illustrating how proud she was of all of them she quoted from John F. Kennedy saying, “Those who have privilege, have great responsibility.” She also adds the importance of being a student at U of L and how doing things to uplift and provide for the community will make an everlasting impression on others and themselves.

“Knowing the fact that you go to U of L, engaging in your community, wanting to lift others together…because it is in your hearts because this is what makes you feel who are you at your best.”

File Photos // Hevin Ramsey, The Louisville Cardinal