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Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) Funding Application

Diversity Funding Committee: Funding Request Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) funds to support your campus diversity event! Career Services launched the Diversity Funding Committee in Spring 2017 to support diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.

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.

The DFC is comprised of representatives from Career Services; the Disability Resource Center; the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion; and University Housing. The committee will carefully review all funding requests based on the information provided in this application.  To be eligible to receive funding, requests must:
  • Be submitted by a Cal Poly department or university-sponsored student, staff, or faculty organization
  • Support a campus event that increases understanding of and/or appreciation for diversity and inclusion
  • Directly impact Cal Poly students
Please keep in mind that due to limited funds, we may not be able to fund all applications which meet the funding criteria. In general, though, recipients can expect to receive between $100 and $1250 in funding.

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

The DFC runs three application cycles per year:

Fall 2018: Application cycle has closed

Winter 2019: Application cycle has closed

Spring 2019: To fund events that take place by the end of Fall 2019 quarter
  • Application due: Friday, April 19, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Funds available to recipients: Week of May 6, 2019

The DFC will e-mail funding recipients our logo to be included on all marketing materials and an Event Summary Sheet to be returned no later than two (2) weeks after events.

Ashley Eberle, Diversity Funding Committee Chair
1. Who is coordinating your event?
This person will be the point of contact for the DFC. *This question is required.
This question requires a valid email address.
2. Who handles finances for your department/organization? *This question is required.If your application is selected, the DFC will contact this person to transfer funding into your account.
If your event date changes, please notify us at This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
10. Who is the primary audience for this event? *This question is required.
This question requires a valid number format.
12. How will you market this event? *This question is required.
Questions #13, #14, and #15 are very important to the funding review process. Please make sure your responses are thorough and complete.
Successful applications include specific, measurable student learning outcomes.
16. Event budget *This question is required.Please provide a budget for the total cost of your event, not the amount you are requesting from the DFC. This question requires a valid currency format.
Total : 0
This question requires a valid currency format.
If you have an event website or social media site, please provide the URL.
19. Optional Supporting Document #1If your document is too large, please e-mail it to
20. Optional Supporting Document #2If your document is too large, please e-mail it to
21. Have you verified that your event will be in compliance with California State University policies, and federal and state laws? *This question is required.
22. Have you completed a Hospitality Form, if applicable?
Form can be found at *This question is required.
23. Will participants be completing a University Release Agreement, if applicable?
Form can be found at *This question is required.