LSC Diversity Grant Funds

The LSC Diversity Grant has exhausted funds for the current academic year (2015-2016). For future interest in Diversity Grants, please review the information below.

LSC Diversity Grant

About the Grant

Guidelines & Criteria | Review & Funding Process | Important Dates | Application

Campus Activities (CA) and Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE), as part of the Lory Student Center, support a fundamental commitment to eliminate discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation or different abilities, in all aspects of the Student Center's operation. To fulfill this commitment, active participation and input by the entire University community - students, faculty and staff - in developing programs, facilities, and services which celebrate the diversity is essential.

In an effort to establish a multicultural environment within the Lory Student Center, Campus Activities, SLiCE and the Lory Center Governing Board collaborate to administer the LSC Diversity Grant through a funding committee, which consists of students from the Lory Center Governing Board, SLiCE and Campus Activities, and the general student body. Rent generated through the Flea Market spaces in the Lory Student Center funds the Grants for Diverse Programming; all organizations and vendors utilizing Flea Market space pay a rental fee (if there is expected revenue).

These grants are designed to support programs that:

  1. Enhance the educational and cultural aspects of the university community and
  2. Raise the awareness of differing perspectives.

Funding Guidelines & Criteria

Grants are awarded to Colorado State University registered student organizations, as recognized by the SLiCE office, and academic or administrative departments.

  • Grant requests of up to $600.00 will be considered once per semester per organization or department. Groups applying only once per year may be considered to receive a grant of up to $1200.00.
  • Grant funds can be utilized for direct program support such as marketing, room rental or tech fees, supplies, etc.
  • Grant funds cannot be used for Awards and Trophies; College commencement ceremonies; Contest entries; Damage deposits; Departmental Honor Nights; Donations; Flowers and floral arrangements; Newsletters; Salaries; Scholarships; Honoraria for CSU faculty and staff (including student staff); Travel for students; and Food or Beverages. (Exceptions will be made when food is ethnic or cultural and is integral to the program).
  • Grants are for the academic year. No awards are made for the summer.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the event taking place.
  • Programs must take place on-campus during the current academic year, preferably in the Lory Student Center.
  • In addition to traditional annual events, organizations and departments are urged to submit proposals for new and innovative programs that give dimension to our commitment to diversity.
  • Costs for the program are paid directly from the Diversity Grant account; no funds are transferred to other accounts and funds not utilized within 30 days of the completion of a program are reallocated to other events.
  • Programs must be open to the public with no admission charge to fee-paying university students.
  • Funds cannot be used towards a fundraiser for the group seeking funds or donations to other organizations.
  • Organizations/departments must acknowledge the Diversity Grant in all their publicity materials.
  • The organization/department is asked to send a follow up email to the Diversity Grant Coordinator within three weeks after the completion of the event with a program evaluation and final budget outline. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility for funding for 1 academic year.

Application Review & Funding Process

  1. Applications must be submitted to the Diversity Grant Coordinator no later than 5:00 pm on the Application Deadline (below). Please submit applications online or to the Campus Activities Office (LSC130) located on the lower level of the Lory Student Center.
  2. Requests are reviewed by the Diversity Grant Coordinator for eligibility, and then forwarded to the Funding Committee if eligible.
  3. Applicants will receive an email confirmation of their applications and reminder of funding session timeline.
  4. During the funding session, applicants are asked to give a 4-5 minute verbal presentation of the request followed by questions from the committee. Additionally, please bring an outline of the program's anticipated budget to the funding session.
  5. During the 4-5 minute verbal presentation, we ask that you address the purpose of your program, as well as how your program will enhance the educational and cultural aspects of the CSU community and/or raise awareness of differing perspectives.
  6. Following the funding session, all requests are reviewed and applicants are notified by email within 48 hours of funding session of the funding committee’s decision and specifications for spending funds.
  7. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and not wait until the last possible funding session since funds are limited.
  8. Applicants are required to meet with the committee prior to any events.

Dates to Know

Application Deadline
 Funding Session Date
September 15 September 18
October 6 October 9
November 3 November 6
December 9 December 11

For further information, please contact Laura Brant at, or 970-491-7232.

Grant Application

Please submit completed grant applications online or to the Campus Activities Office located on the lower level of the Lory Student Center no later than 5:00 p.m. on designated funding sessions application deadline.



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