Diversity Initiatives Funding
The Office of Equity and Diversity and the Diversity Initiatives Review Board (DIRB) are pleased to provide an easy online application process! The updated guidelines include elements of The University of Scranton Strategic Plan - , along with a scoring rubric for applicants to consider when creating a diversity project. The DIRB will meet in November and April to review and consider applications. You may submit an application anytime during the year.
Commitment to Diversity Education
Exciting Programs Sponsored by Diversity Grants
Rubric used by the Diversity Initiatives Review Boardplus or minusAll project proposals will be evaluated and scored based upon the following criteria. Applicants will be given a score of up to 10 points in each category, for a maximum of 40 points.The highest amount of points will be given in each category as it satisfies the following elements:
In the event there are a number of proposals with tie scores, the review board may award up to 5 points for proposals that include a diverse speaker, collaborator, or presenter.
- Proposal and Funding Model: Proposal is clearly defined, exemplifies one or more of the above-referenced goals and objectives, and contains abundant strategies to support implementation; funding model is realistic.
- Measurable Impact on Community Learning: Proposal is likely to have a significant educational impact on a large portion of the population and seeds innovation.
- Collaboration: Proposal includes significant collaboration across multiple disciplines, and/or with community partners, and showcases diversity as part of the educational experience.
- Project Promotion: Proposal demonstrates clear identification of target audience and effective and/or extensive marketing strategy for recruitment of participants.
Diversity Initiatives Grant Award Winnersplus or minus
YEAR OF AWARD AWARD RECIPIENT PROJECT AWARD STATUS 2015-2016 Marie Karam TA Talks $2,500.00 Completed 2015-2016 Huey Shi Chew Global Insights $2,400.00 Completed 2015-2016 Rebecca Dalgin Eric Arouz, disAbilities Conference evening keynote $2,500.00 Completed 2015-2016 Susan Mendez Roberta Villalon, researcher: Immigration, Domestic Violence and the Latina Population $2,100.00 Completed 2015-2016 Delicia Alarcon Festival of Nations $2,500.00 Completed 2015-2016 Patricia Wisniewski- Beading Hope Std. Club NAMI "In Our Own Voice" with Kerry Bentler $450.00 Completed 2015-2016 Marzia Caporale 18 IUS, Soli film director $550.00 Completed 2015-2016 Julie Schumacher Cohen Global Tastes $1,250.00 Completed 2015-2016 Patricia Cummings - Irish Student Club Potato Mash in celebration of St. Patrick's Day $750.00 Completed 2015-2016 Linda Ledofrd-Miller Spanish Guitarist - Paulo Soler $1,000.00 Completed 2015-2016 Jessica Nolan Border Crossers - Discussing $1,500.00 Completed 2015-2016 Justine Johnson Safe Zone Facilitators $1,500.00 Completed 2015-2016 Elizabeth Rozelle Lindsey Pollak - "Becoming the Boss" Career Diversity Training $1,000.00 Completed 2016-2017 Jose Sanchez Denice Frohman Slam Poet $1,000.00 Completed 2016-2017 Jose Sanchez Frank Little Bear Presentation Celebrating Native American Culture $750.00 Completed 2016-2017 Jose Sanchez 1st Annual Global Food Bazaar $1,500.00 Completed 2016-2017 Justine Johnson Global Solidarity: Human Trafficking Awareness $2,500.00 Completed 2016-2017 Justine Johnson Safe Zone Workshop Materials $600.00 Completed 2016-2017 Hannah Jackson 11th Annual World Languages and Cultures TA Talks $2,450.00 Completed 2016-2017 Marzia Caporale Blaxploitalian Film Screening and Discussion with African-Italian Director Soli $700.00 Completed 2016-2017 Sufyan Mohammed PRSSA Student Club Emotional Suffering Education Summit $2,500.00 Completed 2017-2018 Cathy Seymour Justice on Tour Students Faculty and Staff $1,600.00 Completed 2017-2018 Jamie Trnka Guerilla Girls $1,100.00 Completed 2017-2018 Rebecca Dalgin disAbilities Conference evening keynote presentation: RJ Mitte $2,500.00 Completed 2017-2018 Amy Hoegan Realities of Immigrating $2,000.00 Completed 2017-2018 Maria Marinucci Safe Zone Curriculum Updates $1,440.00 Ongoing 2017-2018 Susan Mendez Visit with novelist Angie Cruz, class visits and campus presentation with readings, Q&A. $2,000.00 Completed 2017-2018 Hannah Jackson TA Talks Sp 18 $686.64 Completed 2017-2018 Sondra Myers History Matters: Adwan Lecture, Schemel Forum $1,000.00 Completed 2017-2018 Jose Sanchez Screening of Latinos Beyond Reel, w/ Dir. Miguel Picker $550.00 Completed 2018-2019 Rebecca Dalgin Working Through the System with Bern Gavlick and Bill Ziegler $2,500.00 Completed 2018-2019 Maria Marinucci, Michael Ritterbeck, University Programming Board Screening and Discussion of The Hate U Give $1,400.00 Completed 2018-2019 Hannah Jackson TA Talks Sp 19 $1,500.00 Completed 2017-2018 George Gomez- Asia Student Club Holi Festival of Colors $2,500.00 Completed 2017-2018 Jose Sanchez - United Cultures Organization Student Club Festival of Nations $1,500.00 Completed 2016-2017 Yamile Silva Women in Mariachi Music: Flor de Toloache's performance $2,500.00 Date TBA 2017-2018 Maria Marinucci GaySL The Intersection between LGBTQ and Disability $1,673.36 Date TBA 2018-2019 Gunjan Bansal Inter-disciplinary Collaboration Enhancement Initiative $400.00 Date TBA 2018-2019 Sufyan Mohanned PRSSA Student Club National Organ Donor Competition and Awareness Event $2,350.00 Completed 2018-2019 Janette Scardillo Intersections of Sexual and/or Gender Minority Identities: Ethical and Legal Discussions for the Health Professional $1,350.00 Completed 2018-2019
Mary Ellen Pichiarello
Preparing for Success: Minds, Hearts, and Classrooms $1,500.00 Completed 2019-2019 Ann Pang White - Asia Club Diwali/Navratri $800.00 Completed 2018-2019 Ann Pang White - Asia Club Holi Festival '20 $1,300.00 Canceled 2018-2019 Ana Ugarte Se Habla Espanol Dance Nights $900.00 Fall & Spring 19-20 2018-2019 Jose Sanchez Festival of Nations '20 $2,000.00 Canceled 2018-2019 Teresa Grettano On Her Shoulders Film Screening and Discussion $2,090.00 Completed 2018-2019 Jennifer Rose Pennington Royals Respect Preventing Sexual Misconduct $2,200.00 Completed 2019-2020 Hannah Jackson TA Talks 20-21 $1,800.00 Postponed to Spring 2021 2019-2020 Kimberly Pavlick Women in Governement Celebration $2,500.00 September 17, 2020 2019-2020 Maria Marinucci Safe Zone Training Expansion $1,400.00 Ongoing 2019-2020 Susan Mendez Author Ernesto Quinonez $2,500.00 Postponed until Spring 2021 2019-2020 Hank Willenbrink Play: Men on Boats $1,000.00Completed 2019-2020 Billie Tadros Meg Day Poet and Deaf Consumer $2,500.00Completed 2019-2020 Lauren Rivera We Are Scranton Student Video $500.00Postponed 2019-2020 Catherine Seymour Justice on Tour Fall 2019 $350.00Completed 2020-2021 Virgina Picchietti Black Italians#Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy
2020-2021 Julie Schumacher-CohenFaculty/Staff Workshop: Community Based Learning as a Critical Pedagogy $1,500.00 Completed 2020-2021 Elizabeth Garcia Faculty/Staff Webinar: A Call to Conversion: Eliminating Anti-Black Racism as a Jesuit, Catholic University $1,250.00Completed 2020-2021 Tara Hamilton-Fay Me and White Supremacy: Book reading followed by guided dialogues, for administrators, faculty and staff. $1,500.00Summer/Fall 2021