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NDSU Diversity Initiatives Guidelines for Grant Requests

* PLEASE NOTE: Diversity Initiatives Grants for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded in full and we are no longer able to accept applications.

Mission Statement

The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach serves the North Dakota State University campus, along with its alumni, community, and global neighbors. We value justice and unity. Through outreach and service, the division prepares global citizens by promoting acceptance, understanding, and respect for all cultures and fostering inclusive relationships.

Definition of Diversity

Diversity encompasses the many different aspects that comprise our identity and contribute to our value and creativity as people. For the purposes of its work, NDSU Diversity Initiatives focuses primarily on those dimensions of diversity that have significant impact on individuals and groups in society: age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, mental and physical abilities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and status as a US veteran.


NDSU Diversity Initiatives supports the mission of the Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach in working to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all members of the campus community who live, work, and study here. 

The Diversity Initiative Grants provide financial assistance to NDSU groups, student organizations, departments, or other related entities that are also working to promote diversity. 


Proposals may be by NDSU faculty, staff or student groups.

Projects that would be considered eligible for funding can include events, services, or initiatives intended primarily for NDSU faculty, staff and students.

Events: Speakers, performers, etc. who are brought to campus to address an area(s) of diversity. Events must be held on NDSU’s campus and should be offered free for NDSU faculty, staff and students. 

Services: Services can include the development of training programs and/or resources that address an area(s) of diversity, offered on NDSU’s campus, and are offered free for NDSU faculty, staff and students.

Initiatives: Initiatives can include development of an assessment program to evaluate a diversity-related initiative, development of promotional materials to disseminate information about a new or existing diversity initiative at NDSU, etc. 


NDSU Diversity Initiatives can grant up to $500 per proposal.


Proposals will be accepted year round and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Approval for proposals takes approximately 2 weeks; therefore, grants for events that will take place in less than four weeks from submission date might not be eligible for consideration.


Proposals should be submitted online through the webform found at this link: Diversity Grant Form*

Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of comprised of students, faculty and staff. The contact person for the event will be notified about the decision within 2 weeks of submission of the proposal.

* PLEASE NOTE: Diversity Initiatives Grants for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded in full and we are no longer able to accept applications.


You may submit your questions about the process in writing to


Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - September 2014
"Equine Therapy in the Native American Culture" - October 2014
LGBTQ Pride speaker, Robin Cloud - October 2014
Red River Women's Studies Conference speaker, Robin Poor Bear - October 2014
MAKERS Film Series - October-November 2014
"Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry" exhibit and lecture - November 2014
Native American Heritage Month speaker, John Bennett Herrington, USN - November 2014
"Partnering with Horses to Raise Awareness, Shift Perspective and Embrace Change" - November 2014
Veteran's Day speaker  - November 2014
Native American Heritage Month additional events - November 2014
Institute for the Study of Cultural Diversity awareness - 2014
Kujenga Diversity Retreat - January 2015
Women's Week speaker, Robyn Ochs - March 2015

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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:53:36 AM