Call for Proposals:
Student Diversity Initiative

Sponsored by the President’s Diversity Initiative

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.



First Year Common Reader with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Speaking to an audience of more than 2,000 -- including many from the University’s Class of 2017 -- at the Bob Carpenter Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, Justice Sotomayor shared the experiences of her early life as chronicled in her memoir, My Beloved World. Read more about Justice Sonia Sotomayor on UDaily.

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Redding Hall Dedication

On Friday, Oct. 4, members of the Redding family and friends joined with members of the University community to honor the pioneering civil rights lawyer by officially dedicating the Louis L. Redding Residence Hall on UD’s East Campus. Read more about the Redding Hall Dedication on UDaily.

Fighting Hate & Anti-Semitism: Abraham Foxman, Nat'l Dir. Anti-Defamation League

The Kristol Center for Jewish Life/Hillel Foundation & Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware presents Keynote Speaker Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Monday, October 28th, 7:00pm, Roselle Center for the Arts in Puglisi Orchestra Hall. Read more about the lecture on Alumni Relations.