Institutional Diversity Grant Program

UCA Diversity Statement

UCA is dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty, and staff population and enhanced multicultural learning opportunities. We value the opportunity to work, learn, and develop in a community that embraces the diversity of individuals and ideas, including race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, gender, marital status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, physical ability, political affiliation, and intellectual perspective.

Application Process

Grant Program Application

Each application must be submitted electronically and the requested documentation must be scanned as attachments. Please submit to

Application Due Dates

September 15 for Fall Semester
January 15 for Spring Semester
April 15 for Summer Semester

Application Review

A sub-committee of the Diversity Advisory Committee that represents faculty, staff, and students, awards grants based on merit, according to the assessment rubric and available funding. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their applications within one month of the application due date. Successful grants will be awarded as reimbursements. The Office of Institutional Diversity will transfer funds to the respective departmental account or through UCA’s requisition process upon notification and documentation that the successful grant initiative has been fulfilled. Reimbursement documentation must be received no later than the end of the respective semester. Documentation for summer reimbursements must be received no later than June 1, unless special arrangements are made.