As a community we will embrace diversity as an integral and vital part of everyday life and a cornerstone of the value of our university
The President’s Diversity Initiative invites proposals for student-inspired projects that help build and support a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus climate for all. We are especially interested in projects that create community and connection across diverse groups. The idea is to support projects that engage students in conversation and activities that connect people from seemingly different backgrounds.
Priority will be given to projects that involve collaboration and have the potential for a longer-term impact toward making the campus climate welcoming and supportive for all.
The President’s Diversity Initiative expects to fund five projects, each to a maximum of $500. Any student (undergraduate or graduate), student organization, or student group (including clubs, residence halls, sororities/fraternities, honor societies, etc.) is welcome to apply.
All student entries require a faculty recommendation prior to submitting a proposal. (1) Please present your proposal to your selected faculty member for recommendation and obtain their approval and comments regarding how your project meets the Student Diversity Initiative criteria. (2) With their recommendation complete, you may submit your proposal through the link below.
Maximum funding is $500. The deadline for proposals to be received is October 12, 2012.SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
11:41 a.m., Nov. 26, 2012--Anthony Robles, the first athlete with a missing limb to win an NCAA championship, will speak at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of John M. Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware's Laird Campus. This event was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy Read more about Anthony on UDaily.
11:04 a.m., Feb. 21, 2012--Linda Ammons, associate provost and dean of the Widener University School of Law, delivered the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.Michelle Alexander argues that the American criminal justice system has replaced the old Jim Crow system of repression against African Americans and has denied basic civic and human rights to an entire generation.
June 8, 2012--The University of Delaware Library announces the online access to a much acclaimed new database, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, which will provide online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.
The President’s Diversity Initiative (PDI) has awarded funding to several projects, based on the recent Call for Proposal from academic units. Twenty-nine proposals were submitted and subsequently reviewed by the PDI Faculty Advisory Committee, an interdisciplinary group of University faculty.