The Council for Equity and Community

Funding Opportunities

The CEC provides limited funding in support of programs that promote an inclusive community of campus diversity.

The CEC funds events and programs that support its mission of promoting diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and equity.

How to Apply

Please read the CEC Funding Application and Assessment Guide prior to applying for funding.

When you are ready to apply, go to our application.

Application Deadlines

Note the following deadlines for submitting your application:



October 1

February 15

November 15

March 15


April 15


Required Assessment

All grantees are required to provide an assessment of their funded project or event within two weeks of the funded project's end. Complete the online assessment form here.

CEC Grants, 2017-18 Academic Year

  • Dining in the Dark ($500)
  • Dance Marathon ($750)
  • Diwali ($750)
  • "Queer and" panel discussion ($500)
  • Fusion ($500)
  • Friendsgiving ($1,000)
  • International Flag Parade ($500)
  • DanceFest ($1,000)
  • Bystander Intervention workshop ($2,000)
  • Yalda Night ($1,000)
  • Be Your Own ($750)
  • "Multi-component model" thesis project ($800)
  • Holi ($750)
  • Unmaking "Sketchlehem" ($500)
  • Literature and Intersectionality conference ($500)
  • Step Afrika ($500)
  • "When in Crisis" conference ($250)
  • Nowruz Night ($500)
  • Pride-a-Palooza ($750)
  • LVAIC LGBTQ student conference ($500)
  • International Bazaar ($500)
  • International Voices publication ($200)

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