Syracuse University’s New Grant Program to Enhance Campus Diversity Programs

The Office of the Provost at Syracuse University in New York has launched a new internal grant program that aims to enhance and sustain an inclusive campus community. The Unsurpassed Student Experience Diversity and Inclusion Grant will support diversity programs and practices on campus that “deepen understanding and engagement across multiple areas of difference, including racial, ethnic, religious, disability, nationality and veteran status, among others.”

The goal is to fund programs that can be developed over the spring and summer and implemented during the 2018-19 academic year. The typical grant will be $5,000 or less.

Michele Wheatly, provost at Syracuse University explains that “this grant program supports one of the key priorities that emerged from the Academic Strategic Plan, which is to enhance and sustain an inclusive, accessible campus of opportunity for a richly diverse student body. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the university, and they are essential components of an outstanding academic experience. Our hope and expectation is that this grant will help generate creative ideas and identify high-impact practices that can really advance our goals in this area.”

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