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  • Diversity Events Fund

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Diversity Events Fund

    At Minnesota State University Moorhead, we support all groups in their pursuit of higher education and will not discriminate regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, we will not discriminate in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law. Minnesota State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The purpose of the Diversity Events Fund program is to support MSUM students, staff, faculty and/or departments interested in exploring diversity on campus and in conducting events that will help achieve the goals in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Strategic Plan for Diversity. 

    Objectives of the Diversity Fund Program

    • Increase participation and retention of under-represented student populations
    • Increase the number of students, faculty, staff and community members attending events
    • Promote Minnesota State University Moorhead's image as a diverse place to live, work and
    • Increase and promote awareness of diverse populations

    Who Should Apply?

    The Diversity Events Fund program is open to at any MSUM students, organization, faculty/staff member and/or departments interested in promoting diversity.

    Criteria for Diversity Funding

    • The event must encourage sharing, or educating, the majority community about diverse issues of underrepresented groups.
    • The grant requester must be involved in the planning, funding, implementation and evaluation of the proposed event.
    • The application must list all co-sponsors and all other funding sources (on or off campus) being utilized to help cover event costs. Collaboration is strongly encouraged.
    • Programs should promote pride, understanding and appreciation of the diverse group and should be planned to attract attendance by all groups.
    • Marketing and public relations costs must be included in the application. All co-sponsors should be listed on any marketing publications, including the Minnesota State University Moorhead Diversity Committee.
    • Event sponsors must submit an event evaluation within six weeks after the event occurred. Evaluation forms will be made available upon award of the grant.

    Diversity Events Funding Application

    Applications are reviewed the first Thursday of each month during the academic year.

    Early applications are encouraged.

    Attach additional information if necessary (i.e. flyers, contracts, etc.).