Office of Multicultural Affairs
Student Groups

Multicultural Programming Fund

  •  Multicultural Programming Fund

    Purpose of the Multicultural Programming Fund

     The Multicultural Programming Fund (MPF) - administered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Government - assists Seattle University students in developing multicultural programs, events, projects, and activities that enhance the University’s commitment to diversity and equity. The MPF does this by sponsoring/co-sponsoring campus-based initiatives in order to create student driven work and projects for the purpose of learning and mobilizing around multicultural issues using a social justice framework.

    Who Can Apply

    To be eligible for MPF funding, you must be a current Seattle University student, student group, or SU recognized club. Programming and projects can be individual or collaborative.

    Programs that fit the following criteria will be considered: 

    •  Integrate and promote a focus on diversity, equity, and social justice 
    • Seek collaboration across campus - with student organizations, campus centers, and academic departments - as well as with off-campus community-based groups  
    •  Innovative and imaginative initiatives
    •  Effectively engage students 
    •  Present a detailed budget 
    •  Demonstrate the drive to plan, carry out, and complete the programming or project 

    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 the MPF Committee at
    • 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.

    Funding Requirements

    •  Please downloardand read through the “How to Apply” document. MPF Applications can also be downloaded and completed.  Once filled out, submit the application form to the MPF Committee at
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • MPF recipients must complete and return an MPF evaluation form no later than 20 days 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. The MPF has a wide and diverse range of what is and is not eligible as a program or project. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If you need assistance or have questions please contact


    How to apply

    MPF Application

    Post-Program Evaluation