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. Events should be free to Minot State University students or at least offer deeply discounted admission; please see the Funding Request Form for details. 

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 one month prior to the date of the activity if at all possible to be considered and must be approved before the event takes place. Funding is both limited and competitive, and not every request can be fulfilled.

To ensure the fastest response, please email after submitting your request through the Funding Request Form.

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 attendance 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 (if possible) and a written report on their event with the Council. Those may be featured on the Diversity Council website and Facebook page. Your event advertising should also state that your event is sponsored or co-sponsored by the Diversity Council and include the Diversity Council logo; please email us for a copy of that file.