Programs & Grants


Conversations for Change

Conversations for Change is a series of campus-wide dialogues designed to engage students, faculty, and staff in a conversation on the state of faculty diversity on campus, particularly as it compares to the diversity of the student body.

Dialogue in Action

Dialogue in Action (DIA) is a series that invites faculty and staff to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion through moderated conversations.  The series is designed to give faculty the tools they need to be successful and that will create an atmosphere where all can learn, thrive, and have success.  

Faculty dialogues have focused on helping shape the classroom environment and developing ways to engage in genuine dialogue around diversity.  Staff dialogues will be more focused on issues pertinent to their work and activities.


Extended President's Council on Race, Social Justice, and Campus Climate

3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer Tamra Minor leads a discussion with deans about specific actions and initiatives taking place across the campus community regarding these issues, and the plans for the immediate future.

Watch a video of this presentation.


Climate Committee Engagement

Eugene Anderson

“Examining Diversity in Engineering: From National to Local Exploration and Problem-Solving”

9:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2020

Presented by Eugene Anderson, Ph.D., Vice President for the Office of Access and Success, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Climate Committee and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Miss the event? Listen to the audio and view slides from Anderson's presentation.

Dr. Kelly Mack

“That None Shall Perish: Best Practices Workshop”

2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020

With special guest Kelly M. Mack, Former Senior Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U.

Miss the event? Watch a video of Mack's presentation.



The Diversity Transformation Fund supports activities and initiatives that model and indicate inclusiveness as a major goal, and impact the campus community by stimulating creativity, promoting the exchange of ideas and enriching campus life. Applicants can be granted up to $4,000 in state funding.

Successful proposals should involve collaboration within or across departments, units, student organizations and/or schools, and focus on programs and/or initiatives that foster a culture of Inclusive Excellence.

Although funding is a one-time allocation, previous recipients are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate the ways in which their new proposal builds upon and advances the work previously funded by a Diversity Transformation Award. Past programs have included film screenings, art exhibits, critical conversations, new courses, symposia and special trainings.

A completed funding request form is required.