Diversity Programming Fund

The office of Student Activities & Leadership Development supports student-led initiatives which help create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and enhances student's ability to become global citizens. Within this framework, SALD is accepting program proposals up to $500 from registered student organizations that support the institution's diversity initiative.

What is the Diversity Programming Fund?

The Diversity Programming Fund supports programs that reflect the following values: 

  • Personal and Intellectual Growth: The nature of the program should challenge students to think critically about concepts of which they may not have previously and to challenge their own assumptions regarding social justice issues.
  • Community: As the programs supported by SALD strive to build community, these programs should build a stronger, more inclusive community for all students and enhances the opportunity for collaboration among different groups across campus.
  • Learning: The foundational element of SALD is learning—learning about social justice issues, learning how to work with others, and learning about our own biases, assumptions, and areas of growth.
  • Equity & Inclusion: Students and student organizations can continue to challenge others to explore contemporary issues related to systems of difference and inequality to empower them as agents of change in creating a socially just community.
  • Integrity:  Programs should support students in living their values and purpose through actions and standards.  

Eligibility for Funding

Who is Eligible for Funding?

  • Funds are only available to registered student organizations.
  • Funded programs must be free and open to all University of Cincinnati students,
  • Each organization is eligible to request funds up to $500 and can only submit one application annually.
  • Request for funding forms must be submitted 4 weeks prior to event.

What can the Diversity Programming Fund Cover?

  • Decorations
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Honoraria for speakers and performers
  • Facility/Venue Rentals
  • Marketing Expenses
  • Transportation

Items NOT Funded

  • Food and beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Insurance, member fees or dues
  • Giftcards/Prizes
  • Honoraria for University of Cincinnati students, faculty, staff, or administrators