Utah State University Diversity Council
Upcoming Events at USU:
Society of Indian Psychologists Conference - Retreat is on June 24-26 and Conference is June 27-28 in the TSC Ballroom.
Diversity Council Grant Awards
The Diversity Council is currently accepting applications for Long Term Grants through March 23, 2016. Click the "Gran Awards" hyperlink on the left side of the page for additional information on both our One Time and Long Term Grants. The Diversity Council annually receives many outstanding applications, and we are grateful to be supporting these projects. Examples of previous awardees are below.
The Center for Persons with Disabilities for its project Aggies Elevated. Aggies Elevated provides an inclusive, post-secondary education experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Aggies Elevated will provide an opportunity for students to live on campus, with full access to all student activities, while taking specialized and traditional coursework at Utah State University.
The Department of Biological Engineering for its proposal to host Hispanic/Latin@ identifying students during a summer undergraduate research program in Biological Engineering at Utah State University.
Counseling & Psychological Services office will host visual displays each month to celebrate cultural heritage months, to recognize diversity in religious holidays, and to promote a general appreciation of multiculturalism. This change to the visual atmosphere makes the CAPS space more inviting and inclusive for all students utilizing their services.
Caine College of the Arts for its proposal to engage in targeted recruitment efforts to bring underrepresented students to Utah State University from New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Bonnie Glass-Coffin & the Anthropology Department for their project Interreligious Knowledge, Relationship-Building, and Action at Utah State University. This project seeks to build religious literacy at Utah State University regarding different faiths or no faith at all.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Services for its Underrepresented Student Mentorship Program. This program will target students who traditionally would be provisional admits, and pair them with successful upperclassmen for a yearlong peer-to-peer mentorship program. This program is expected to increase the academic and social success of students who are statistically unlikely to complete a four-year degree.
These projects, alongside other ongoing projects with Diversity Council support, all work toward supporting the goals and objectives of the Diversity Council. The Council is proud to be supporting these projects, and looks forward to many more years of successful projects and awards!