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Lander University is devoted to its students, faculty, and staff. Each person within our community brings unique experiences and perspectives to this space. The Division is Student Affairs is rooted in creating opportunities for all students to feel welcomed and valued on campus. Our division is committed to bringing awareness, education, and engaging events geared towards diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Student Activities and the Division of Student Affairs is delighted to offer small funding grants to assist other departments and organizations who are building events that reflect the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Important Definitions

Diversity: psychological, physical, and social differences that occur among any and all individuals; including but not limited to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, genetic information and learning styles. A diverse group, community, or organization is one in which a variety of social and cultural characteristics exist.

Equity: is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty, and staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically underserved and underrepresented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

Inclusion: the act of creating involvement, environments and empowerment in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate with equal access to opportunities and resources embrace differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.

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Please review the following requirements before moving forward with the application.

  • The funds will only be awarded to proposals that align with the definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • All proposals must align with the Social Change Model. (Used from Dickinson College)
  • Members of the Lander Community that request these funds must be in good standing with the University.
  • All proposals are requests and will be reviewed by the IEG Committee for the final approval and determination of how much of the requested funding will be awarded. The maximum asking limit is $500.
  • All accepted proposals must complete an event assessment that must be turned in within 5 business days of the scheduled event.
  • You must keep ALL receipts and turn those into the Director of Student Activities within 5 business days of the event.
  • All marketing must say that the event is co-sponsored by the "Student Affairs Inclusive Engagement Grant."
  • The requestor is expected to follow any additional guidelines given by the committee.




If you should have any questions, please contact either of the following team members:

  • Jalysa Green, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Katherine Lukas, Coordinator of Student Life for Fraternities & Sororities