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Multicultural Center: Multicultural Programming Funding Applications 2017-2018

Purpose:

The purpose of this funding is to allocate funds to chartered student groups who require additional financial assistance for projects that reflect the mission of the department, namely facilitating meaningful intercultural dialogue and creating opportunities to recognize, celebrate, and learn from student diversity.

Instructions:

Events and conferences must meet the following criteria to be considered for funding:

  • Open to entire Georgia State University community.
  • Conference attendees must be able to relay learned information to Georgia State campus upon return; must be facilitated in the Multicultural Center within ten (10) business days. 
  • Includes an educational component; all event attendees will: acquire an enhanced understanding of a particular cultural phenomenon or group, challenge preconceptions or biases, engage in activities that require introspection or conversation regarding attitudes about groups to which they do not belong, or participate in service-learning activities that contribute to social justice.
  • All transactions, including the purchase of goods, consultants, and contracts, must follow regular University procedures and policies applicable to student fee funds.
  • To apply for funding, submit the Multicultural Programming Council Funding Application with any supporting documents during the application period (see details below).

Guidelines:

All chartered student organizations must be active and in good standing with the University.

  • An individual chartered student group may request funds up to $250.00 for a single event each semester.  If an event is co-sponsored by two or more student groups, a joint request can be made for funds up to $500.00.  All chartered student organizations may apply for funding more than once throughout the academic year for events and conferences; however, a total of $750.00 will be allocated to each student organization for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Chartered Student Organizations must obtain the Staff/Faculty Advisor’s approval signature before requests can be processed.  Failure to obtain approval signature will result in a denial of your funding application request.
  • Funds may be used to assist with the costs of a speaker/performer, event décor, event materials, catering, travel, etc.  However, no more than 50% of the estimated budget may cover the cost of food and beverages.
  • The Multicultural Center will process all on-campus expenses internally (i.e. Panther Dining Catering**, Paw Prints).
  • Any travel/conference expenses will be paid directly to the vendor through Georgia State University Processes and must follow the University System of Georgia guidelines for per diem rates.
  • Chartered Student Organizations MUST meet with Ms. Trelley Meyers, Business Manager, at least two weeks before the program, or before incurring any program related expenses.
  • All receipts must be turned into the Business Manager within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the program.

**In the event that University Catering cannot provide the food requested, an individual may be reimbursed with an itemized receipt from an off-campus caterer.

Fall 2017 Application Periods:

  • First Application period opens Mon., August 21, 2017, at 12:00 A.M.; deadline is Sun., September 3, 2017, by 11:59 P.M.
    • Events occurring during the month of February/early March are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply during this deadline.
  • Second Application period opens Mon., September 18, 2017, at 12:00 A.M.; deadline is Sun., October 8, 2017, by 11:59 P.M.
    • Events occurring during the months of March and April are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply during this deadline.

Fall 2017 Events must take place by Monday, December 4, 2017. 

If you are applying for travel allocations, priority will be given to conferences that directly impact the Multicultural Center's purpose and mission.

The Multicultural Center's Mission Statement and Purpose: http://multicultural.gsu.edu/about-us-2/


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