Utah State University Diversity Council
Diversity Council Grant Awards
The Diversity Council is currently accepting applications for its annual grant awards program. The grant award program, currently in its fourth year, has allocated more than $60,000 to USU students, faculty and staff with interests in promoting inclusion and diversity on our campus and in our community. Grant awards are available for up to $15,000 over the course of up to three years ($5,000 maximum each year). The Diversity Council welcomes all proposals which support the mission and goals of the Council.
Applications for multi-year funding are due March 10, 2014, by midnight (electronically) or 5:00 p.m. (hard copy). Applications are available here, or under the Grant Awards tab.
The Diversity Council accepts applications for smaller funding proposals year-round. Awards of up to $1,000 are available any time of the year to help support your diversity-related event or idea. The Council recommends submitting small funding proposals at least two months in advance of your event in order to ensure timely review of your proposal. The application is available here, or under the Grant Awards tab.
- March 7: Female + Form Art Exhibit, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Admission is free; $3 donation suggested
- March 10: Diversity Council Grant Applications Due
- March 19: Wonder Women Film Screening, TSC Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.
- March 20: Mightier Than the Sword: The Women Who Wrote WWII, 3:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker Candi Carter Olson, TSC Auditorium
- March 25: Body Image Fair, 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
TSC Sunburst Lounge
- March 26: Arresting Ana: A Documentary Film by Lucie Schwartz Film Screening, 4:30 p.m.
March is Women's History Month
Every March, the U.S. celebrates the accomplishments of women in this nation's history. Women's History Month's origins trace back to a German woman named Clara Zetkin, who sought to celebrate the accomplishments of women in March of 1911. She was inspired by the efforts and progress of American working women, and the blooming suffrage efforts in the United States. In 1978, a California school district started Women's History Week to facilitate the education of students on the importance of women to U.S. history. In 1981, Congress passed a resolution recognizing one week out of the month of March as a celebration of women's history. In the late 1980s, women's rights advocates succeeded in obtaining a Congressional resolution expanding Women's History Week into Women's History Month – the month of March.
Recognizing the achievements of women in all facts of life has a large impact on societal feelings and beliefs about women's abilities, as well as the creation of opportunities for women where none previously existed. A history that does not highlight the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout our history is an incomplete history. Utah State University celebrates Women's History Month during the month of March. See the calendar of upcoming events for ways that you can celebrate the accomplishments of this nation's amazing women.