Requesting Matching Funds to Support Diversity Activities On-Campus

The Diversity Council provides matching funds to cover the cost of events that foster diversity and inclusion on the Minot State University campus. In order to be eligible for funding from the Diversity Council, the activity must:

  • take place on the MSU campus
  • be open to all MSU students
  • clearly contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus climate

These grants are for matching funds only, generally in the range of $100.00–$500.00. Funding requests must include a description of the event, a statement of how the event will foster campus diversity and inclusion, a basic budget, and details of the funding already obtained including donations of services and materials.

How to Receive Matching Funds

To request funds to support your event, please fill out the Diversity Council Funding Request Form. Funding requests must be submitted at least two months prior to the date of the activity to be considered. Funding is both limited and competitive, and not every request can be fulfilled.

If your funding request is approved, all Business Office policies regarding reimbursement and payments must be followed: for example, you must save all receipts, have all purchases be tax-exempt, and keep a written record of all attendees at the event. Student Activities provides guidelines for what can and cannot be paid for using grant-provided funds and a form specifically for recipients of cash prizes that may be helpful.

Those who receive financial support from the Diversity Council must share photos or a written summary of the activity with the Council. Those may be featured on the Diversity Council website and Facebook page.