Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) Funding Application

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Diversity Funding Committee: Funding Request Application
Thank you for your interest in applying for Career Services Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) funds!  Career Services launched the Diversity Funding Committee in Fall 2017 to support diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.  This current funding cycle is the DFC's pilot year and we do have limited funds; however, we expect to fund multiple organizations with awards ranging between $250 and $1250 each.

The Diversity Funding Committee was established by Career Services and campus collaborators, with support from the Career Partners Program, in response to the need of fostering campus diversity and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Guided by Cal Poly's Statements on Diversity and Commitment to Community, the DFC shall work together to allocate funding to Cal Poly's campus community to increase understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity is the understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing there are a range of human differences in experiences, identities and world views.  These differences include, but are not limited to, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, physical and mental abilities or attributes, religious or ethical values systems, and national origin.

All funding requests must:
  • Be requested by a university department or by a university-sponsored student, staff, or faculty organization
  • Support a campus or community event that increases understanding of and/or appreciation for diversity and inclusion
  • Support events that will occur by October 31, 2017
The DFC will carefully review all funding requests based on the information provided in this application.  Preference will be given to funding requests that demonstrate:
  • A unique or urgent need for funding
  • High potential impact for increasing understanding of and/or appreciation for diversity and inclusion among the campus community
  • A direct student impact
The DFC cannot provide funding to events that:
  • Are not consistent with California State University policies and state and federal laws
  • Directly support or oppose any candidate for public office, whether partisan or not, or to support or oppose any issue before the voters as required by California Education Code Title V, Section 42403
  • Will serve alcohol or drugs (including marijuana)
  1. Funding applications are due by April 14, 2017 at 4 p.m.
  2. The DFC will respond to all funding requests by May 12, 2017.
  3. The DFC will disburse funding into recipients' accounts by June 1, 2017.
  4. All funded events must occur by October 31, 2017.  If funding recipients cancel their event, they must return funding to the DFC to be reallocated to other departments/organizations.
  5. Funding recipients must submit the Event Summary Sheet to the DFC two (2) weeks after their event or by November 15, 2017 at the latest.  The DFC will e-mail the Event Summary Sheets to recipients with their funding decisions in May 2017.
If you have questions about the funding application or selection process, please e-mail dfc@calpoly.edu or call Ashley Eberle (Chair, Diversity Funding Committee) at 805-756-5962.
1. Who is coordinating your event?
This person will be the point of contact for the Diversity Funding Committee. *This question is required.
If your application is selected, the Diversity Funding Committee will disburse funding into this account.
If your event date changes, please notify the Diversity Funding Committee.
8. Event type *This question is required.
12. What is the cost breakdown for your event? *This question is required.
Total : 0
14. Is this a closed event only for members of your department/organization? *This question is required.
15. Who is the primary audience for this event? *This question is required.
17. How will you market this event? *This question is required.
18. Optional Supporting Document #1
19. Optional Supporting Document #2
20. Have you verified that your event will be in compliance with California State University policies, and federal and state laws? *This question is required.
21. Have you completed a Hospitality Form, if applicable?
Form can be found at https://afd.calpoly.edu/fiscalservices/forms/hospitality_form.pdf *This question is required.
22. Will participants be completing a Cal Poly Release of Liability Form, if applicable?
Form can be found at https://afd.calpoly.edu/riskmgmt/field_trips#forms *This question is required.