Funding available for diversity initiatives at the University

September 05, 2014

The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) is accepting proposals from faculty and staff for funding to support the University’s diversity efforts. 

Funding can be obtained for programs that address one of the seven challenges of "A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010-15," which is available at

In order to assist faculty and staff in developing successful proposals, EOPC will conduct proposal writing training this fall from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in 112 Kern Building. Additionally, the presentation will be available online through Media Site Live. This site allows online participants to view the presentation on their computers and ask questions remotely. Also, the presentation will be archived for viewing.

Application materials are available here. 

EOPC funding in recent years has been used by Penn State Harrisburg to conduct a program titled World Wide Narratives: Digital Stories of the Penn State Harrisburg Community, which uses online technologies to highlight the often untold or neglected stories of students, faculty and staff who come from communities outside the mainstream in order to help enhance understanding of diversity for the campus community and beyond; and the College of Health and Human Development, and College of Nursing to sponsor the Healthy People Penn State Research Conference and Expo, which brings a number of under-represented emerging scholars to University Park to learn about research and training opportunities in its graduate programs. For information on other EOPC programs, visit

For more information, contact Victoria Sanchez, associate vice provost for Educational Equity and EOPC chairwoman, at, in 313 Old Main or at 814-865-5906.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated October 16, 2014