Office of Multicultural Affairs
Student Groups

Multicultural Programming Fund

  •  Multicultural Programming Fund

    Purpose of Multicultural Programming Funding

     The Multicultural Programming Fund (MPF)—administered by the Division of Student Development— assists students in the Seattle University community in developing multicultural programs, events, and activities that seek to enhance the University's commitment to diversity and equity. The MPF does this by sponsoring/co-sponsoring campus-based initiatives that focus on creating a more integrated, seamless approach to the student learning of multicultural issues using a social justice framework.

    Who can apply

    To be eligible for MPF funding, you must be a Seattle University student, student group, or SU recognized club.  Funding Priority will be given to programs that fit the following

    • Seek collaboration across campus with student organizations, campus centers, and academic departments—as well as with off-campus community-based groups
    • New, innovative and imaginative initiatives that effectively engage students in the multicultural learning process
    • Culturally-based programs that demonstrate a commitment to social justice
    • Integrate a focus on diversity, equity, and social justice
    • Present sustainable funding strategies

    Sample Programs include

    • Cultural preservation events (including celebration and performance)
    • Art and social change programs (including workshops, art-making & exhibits, performance)
    • Guest speakers and panel discussions
    • Awareness or consciousness-raising events

    Please note the following

    • MPF does not fund programming where the primary focus is off campus. The fund focuses on programs that are campus-based. (If you are unsure of whether your event meets this criteria, please feel free to contact Juanita Jasso)
    • One request per event must be completed. However, an organization may apply for funding for multiple events, but each request must be filed on separate request forms.
    • We value student-driven programming, so if collaborating with departments, please show how the students are involved in programmatic decision making.

    Funding Requirements

    • Please download and fill out the MPF Application.  Once filled out, submit request to Juanita Jasso via e-mail:
    • The MPF is to be used as part of a club's comprehensive plan for program funding. Preference will also be given to groups that have well thought out funding plans and/or are seeking funding from SGSU Appropriations, or GSC sources.
    • The maximum amount of funding that may be approved from MPF is $400.00 per event.
    • Requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of an event. Advance requests are encouraged.
    • The MPF Committee will meet on Fridays and consider all applications that were received by Tuesday at 12:00pm. You will hear from MPF Committee within 1 week of submitting your request. Notification of the Committee's decision will be via e-mail, sent to the club's contact person.
    • A member of the group(s) requesting funding may be asked to respond to follow up questions via email or be invited to meet briefly with the committee to answer any questions regarding the proposal.
    • If funds are granted, they will be available immediately. The Club Treasurer must sign the transfer form at the Office of Multicultural Affairs at which point the funds will be transferred to your club account.
    • MPF recipients must complete and return an MPF evaluation form no later than two weeks after the program is held. It will be noted for future requests if clubs turned in evaluations on time. 

    General Notes on Funds & Funding: 

    • Requests can be submitted anytime during the school year.
    • Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis.
    • MPF will not fund events that have already taken place.
    • Food and drink for general club or organization meetings will not be funded.
    • Funding for alcohol at events will not be funded under any circumstances.
    • Requests for general club operating funds, including membership dues, will not be accepted.  

    We would like to support you in your application process. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at oma@seattleu.edu |  206.296.6070 | OMA Student Center 320.