Diversity Enhancement Grant

Instructions for Applicants

Open to Individuals (Students, Staff and Faculty), Campus Organizations and Programs

By its nature, a university reflects unity within diversity. The purpose of the Campus Diversity Committee is to promote diversity as a strength, as a core element in academic excellence, and as a reflection of a caring Christian community. The Campus Diversity Committee, with the support of the Office of the President, seeks to ensure an academic environment that welcomes, recognizes, respects and celebrates the personal heritage of all campus constituents. The Committee should emphasize efforts to strengthen community at Baylor.

Individuals (students, staff and faculty), organizations and programs are invited to submit grant proposals that would strengthen and promote respect for diversity through innovative leadership and service, or policies, practices, events and programs designed to enhance a climate of understanding and respect throughout the campus community.

The grant proposal must include the following:
(Incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • a completed application
  • a 2 to 5 page description of the proposed project, service, event and/or program including responses to the areas outlined below:
    • Time period for the proposed program: spring, summer or fall and year
    • Duration of the proposed program (.e.g. one day, recurring [identifying frequency]
    • Date(s) and Time of the event/project (e.g. February 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
    • Campus location of the event or project
  • a letter of support from the Dean, Director, Chair or Program Manager or Faculty Advisor most closely associated with the proposed service, event and/or program indicating commitment to support for the proposed service, event and/or program.
  • a budget for the proposed project
  • resume(s) of any non-BU speakers invited to participate in the project
  • list of all collaborating groups and explanation of the nature of the collaboration
  • any data that documents the need for, support for and expected benefit of this project
  • submit summary of program one week after event
  • OPTIONAL: submit a picture from event for diversity website
Due dates for grant submissions:
Completed application packets must be submitted by the application due date and at least one month prior to the event date to be considered at the following meeting date:
Due Date Meeting Date
Sep 08, 2017 Sep 15, 2017
Oct 09, 2017 Oct 16, 2017
Nov 03, 2017 Nov 10, 2017
Dec 01, 2017 Dec 08, 2017
Jan 12, 2018 Jan 19, 2018
Feb 09, 2018 Feb 16, 2018
Mar 09, 2018 Mar 16, 2018
Apr 06, 2018 Apr 13, 2018

Priority in funding will be given to proposals that are designed to:

  • reach and include the broader campus community
  • reflect collaborative efforts between two or more organizations and/or departments
  • demonstrate diversity as strength and a core element of academic excellence
  • build and celebrate community
  • reflect the University motto: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana
  • be cost effective (reflecting cost sharing)

The completed application should be submitted to:

Campus Diversity Committee
Diversity Enhancement Grant
One Bear Place, #97048
Waco, TX 76798 -7048

Or, submit the materials via email to: Campus_Diversity@baylor.edu