Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Strength in Diversity Grants

To encourage and support programming on diversity issues, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee awards mini-grants on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Student organizations, faculty, and staff may apply for and receive mini-grants. 

  • All proposals must address one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • All proposals must promote the understanding of diversity on the academic experience and/or community life of Loyola University. 

Your proposal should accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Make a long-term impact on enhancing diversity at the University.
  • Reach a broad range or number of students, staff, or faculty.
  • Address a significant currently unmet need or concern related to diversity. 

Grant amounts shall not exceed $500 and sponsored events must take place during the 2017-2018 academic year. In most cases, mini-grants will provide supplemental funding for programs. Grant recipients are required to submit a final report 14 days after the day of the event.  

How to apply:

1. Complete the application form. 

2. Attach a completed signature page

3. Submit application, signature page and speaker CV(s)/professional resume(s) electronically to lawrence@loyno.edu or hand deliver to Monroe Libaray, Attn: Tarana Room, 301. 

Please read the guidelines for sponsors prior to completing your application. 

Grant requirements:

1. Grant funds must be used during the period between the award notification date and July 17, 2018. Strength in Diversity Grants are not retroactive. Projects that have already been completed before the Strength in Diversity Grant Proposal is submitted are not eligible. 

2. Grant recipients must submit a Final Report no later than 14 days after the date of the sponsored event. 

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Deadlines 

Round 1: Tuesday, September 12, 5:00pm
Round 2: Tuesday, October 10, 5:00pm 
Round 3: Tuesday, November 7, 5:00
Round 4: Tuesday, February 6, 5:00pm 
Round 5: Tuesday, March 6, 5:00pm