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DCEC Offers Small Grants for Diversity Initiatives

Small grants are offered by DCEC for diversity initiatives

by Joe Savrock (November 2008)

A funding program to encourage new initiatives that promote diversity in the College of Education has been established by the College’s Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC).

Any member of the College’s faculty, staff, or student body is welcome to submit a request for funding a proposed event or program that supports the goals of diversity and community enhancement within the College. Examples of proposed initiatives include guest speakers, seminars, and professional development activities.

The DCEC will fund approved proposals up to $500. The funding amount depends on the number of other proposals that are under consideration.

“Dean Monk’s willingness to provide this budget for the DCEC is a marker of the enthusiastic engagement with diversity that is important to many of us in the College of Education,” says Gail Boldt, chair of the DCEC Leadership Team. “We are excited that we have the ability to provide this support for members of our community who are working on a diversity event or program on behalf of the College.”

A proposed event must:

  • be free and open to the public;
  • support the DCEC’s mission to enhance the College’s diversity climate; and
  • be intended to provide primary benefit to the students, staff, and/or faculty of the College.


“We're looking forward to receiving proposals and promoting and participating in the events that we are able to support,” added Boldt.

To obtain a proposal request form, please contact Gail Boldt or Charleon Jeffries.