Programs & Grants



Workshop Series:  The 1619 Project

"The Idea of America"

Part One – Watch a video of this presentation held on Thursday, October 22.
A panel discussion exploring how laws, policies, and systems developed to enforce the enslavement of Black Americans before the Civil War influenced laws, policies, and systems in years since.

Part Two – held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 29
Small group dialogues exploring how activism by Black Americans throughout U.S. history has contributed to laws/policies that have benefited all people living in the U.S. 

Part Three – held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, November 10
"Unpacking the Results." Presented in partnership with Rockefeller College Your Vote Rocks Election Series.


Understanding the Racialized Experiences of Afro-Latinxs

Dr. Alfredo Medina, Executive Director, Office of Public Engagement, leads a discussion with graduate students Alison Martinez, '19 and Moises Urena, '20 to lend a better understanding of the experiences of Afro-Latinx racialized intersectional identities. 

Watch a video of this presentation held at 6 p.m on Thursday, October 8, 2020, to understand the opportunity for inclusion that exists in this great diverse population of those of Hispanic heritage and descent.


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

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 held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.


Climate Committee Engagement

Eugene Anderson

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

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.

Listen to the audio and view slides from Anderson's presentation held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Dr. Kelly Mack

“That None Shall Perish: Best Practices Workshop”

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.

Watch a video of Mack's presentation held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020.


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.



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 training.

A completed funding request form is required.