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BOT Diversity Initiative Funds

EWU Board of Trustees Diversity Initiative
The EWU Board of Trustees, in 2002, set in motion a dynamic process to achieve broad-based community change. The Diversity Initiative seeks to engage members of the EWU community in continuous dialogue and action intended to build a stronger community that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all of its members; a community that celebrates its diversity and its unity; a community that expects honesty; and that provides an environment for safe interaction among its members.

Further, "it is the goal of the Trustees that our community works toward achieving and implementing these principles as community standards that are protected and honored by the university community as a whole."

The process by which we would achieve a community based on these principles includes the use of open communication venues, a participative approach, activities that are results-oriented, project-based, civil, equitable, fiscally responsible, assessed and accountable.


Initiative Information and Application Procedures

EWU students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply for BOT Diversity Initiative funds. The application form includes guidelines for faculty/staff and for student proposals. Applications are evaluated on the basis of how well the project addresses the funding categories and the extent to which the project will result in an increased and more global understanding of diversity and in a commitment to long-term and lasting change. For detailed information on the scoring of proposals, please see: Diversity Initiative Proposal Rating Form.

Diversity Initiative proposals must be signed and are due via email OR in hard copy by Tuesday, May 30, 2018, at
5:00 PM
. Please submit the proposal on or before the deadline to:

Ruth Galm, Chair, Diversity Initiative Review Committee
Subject: Diversity Initiative


Ruth Galm, Chair, Diversity Initiative Review Committee
210 Showalter Hall 
Cheney, WA 99004

Questions about the Diversity Initiative Grant or requests for proposal assistance may be directed to Ruth Galm at
(509) 359-7971 or

Application Documents

1.  BOT Request for Proposals

2. BOT Diversity Initiative Application

3. Attachment A Diversity Categories

4. Attachment B Diversity Checklist




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