Diversity Fund

Created in the 2016-2017 academic year, the Diversity Fund is an initiative between the Division of Student Affairs and the unit of Multicultural Services. The fund was created specifically to encourage and promote programming, travel, collaborations, and community work seeking to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice at Missouri State University.

Interested parties must attend an information session for the diversity fund before applying. After the session, individuals, groups, or student organizations interested in receiving funds are required to submit a funding request, including description and a budget outline. 

Sessions will take place the on the following Wednesdays:

Wednesday, January 31st1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, February 28th, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, March 7th, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, March 28th, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, April 4th, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, April 25th, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex
Wednesday, May 2nd, 1pm-2pm, MRC Annex

Examples of past funding:

  • Travel costs for Spectrum and Advocates to attend the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference
  • Food, decorations, and room reservations for the Black History Month and Asian Heritage Month banquets
  • Travel and honorarium for PanHellenic Association speakers
  • Supplies and reservations for the Indian Student Association's Holi Festival

Please email the Diversity Fund (Diversitygrant@missouristate.edu) with any questions.