Diversity & Equity Grants Committee

Formerly Diversity Program Funding Committee

The Diversity & Equity Grant Committee invites HSU students, HSU student organizations, HSU staff, HSU faculty, and HSU underrepresented faculty to submit proposals for programs offered on campus to the university community that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and/or engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity and equity. Such dimensions of diversity may include – but are not limited to – culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability. Proposals intended to increase the participation and retention of historically underrepresented students, staff, and faculty in the campus community will be prioritzed.

Allocations for HSU Diversity & Equity Awards typically will be awarded as follows:

  1. Diverse faculty (Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs): 5 awards each at $5,000 (Programs and/or Research)

  2. Staff: 3 awards each at $5,000

  3. Students: 5 awards each at $1,000

Program expenses typically funded include speaker fees, travel for visiting speakers, event publicity and marketing, various expenses associated with individual activities/programs (from facility rental to printing event handouts), and many, many more. For a list of expenses/activities that the committee cannot fund, please visit the Guidelines page.

Committee Head: 
  • Dr. Cheryl Johnson
Committee Members: 
Vacancy Number: 
2