Diversity Program Grants

The Diversity Program Funding Committee invites HSU student organizations, HSU staff and HSU 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. 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 groups in the campus community will also be considered.

Allocations for HSU Diversity Program Awards typically fall between $100 - $3,500. Partial funding for programs/activities is possible.

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.


In order to allow this grant fund to support new and innovative diversity programs for the HSU campus, programs that are offered on an annual/ongoing basis are not eligible for HSU Diversity Program Grants. Specifically, events are eligible for a maximum of three cycles of funding from HSU Diversity Program Awards. After that, program organizers are encouraged to seek permanent funding of the event from relevant campus (or off-campus) sources. Please feel free to consult the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for advice about how to seek such ongoing funding for your event.

Examples of annual events that were once funded by Diversity Program Grants, but have now become integral parts of our campus culture and are thus funded by relevant administrative units include: The Campus Dialogue on Race, International Education Week, the Annual Q-Fest, the Social Justice Summit, and many others.