Current & Previous Grants Awarded

On Friday, April 2nd, 2021 the Diversity Grants Awards Committee met to review the Diversity Grant applications submitted for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant Committee invited Cal Poly Humboldt University (HSU) faculty, staff, and students to submit proposals for programs that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity. Such dimensions of diversity may include – but are not limited to –ability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The grants committee prioritized proposals intended to increase the participation and retention of historically minoritized faculty, staff, and students on campus. There were 6 applications submitted, and 5 awards were given for a total amount of $13,380. Congratulations to all awardees! The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Committee looks forward to the implementation of the projects and seeing the significant impact it will have on the campus community.

This year the committee awarded 4 grants to the following projects: 

Academic Year 2021-2022


Fred Korematsu Day, Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Humboldt Library$3,000
Learning to Navigate Humboldt and thr Higher Education SystemDepartment of Psychology, Maria Iturbide and Brandilynn Villarreal$3,500
Child Development Lab Multi-Cultural and Multi-Lingual Library                                                                                                                 Child Development Lab-Dr. Hyun-Kung You$3,500
TOYON:  Special Issue on Multi-Lingual Writing, Writing in Translation and Diverse Visual ArtDepartment of English/TOYON Literary Magazine, Marcos Hernandez and Janelle Adsit1,900


Academic Year 2020-2021


Art As Advocacy

El Centro Academico Cultural/Angelica Alvarez and Fernando Paz$5,000
Mexican Dance Lecture/WorkshopBallet Folklorico de Humboldt, Student Club$1,000
Learning to Navigate Humboldt and the Higher Education System                                                                                                                           Department of Psychology, Maria Iturbide and Brandilynn Villarreal$3,500
All Things Are Possible with Vision Beyond Sight-Aquanetta GordonDepartment of Kinesiology and Recreation, Whitney Ogle$1,000
Art, Veterans and the American Experiment:  Community and Diversity in Three DimensionsDepartment of Religious Studies, Sara Hart$5,000
TOYON:  A Collaboration with Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de OaxacaDepartment of English/TOYON Literary Magazine, Marcus Hernandez and Janelle Adsit$3,500
Project Rebound:  AdmissionsDirector of Admissions, Peter Martinez and Students$5,000
Increasing the Diversity of Library CollectionsDepartment of the Library, George Wrenn$5,000
Building Inclusive Spaces in STEM In and Out of the ClassroomERECA, Sintana Vergara$1,950

Academic Year 2019-2020



Beyond Access to Wholeness:  Changing the Disability Justice FramleworkStudent Disability Resource Center, Staff,, Mary Johnson Smith$5,000
De-Colonizing Mental HealthSocial Work, Staff, Sasheen C. Raymond, ASC$5,000
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the ConstitutionAsian Desi Pacific Islander Collective,Staff, Roger Wang$5,000
Humboldt Goudi'ni Gallery Matika Wilbur ExhibitionArt Department Faculty, Brittany Sheldon/Cutcha Risling Baldy$5,000
In>digenous Land ProjectDepartment of Native American Studies, Faculty:  Cutcha Risling Baldy$5,000
Los LupenosTheater, Film and Dance, Faculty, LInda Maxwell$5,000
UndocuWeek:  KeynoteHumboldt Student Define American Club:  Ulyses Dorante$1,000
UndocuWeek:  KeynoteHumboldt Student Scholars Without Borders, Anayeli Auza$1,000


Fall 2018



Humboldt Goudi'ni Gallery Native Artists' Events 2018-19Art Department$5,000
Instructional Accessibility Design OpportunitiesAccessible Resources Center - ITS$1,080
International Community Practice: Puerto Montt, ChileSocial Work Department$5,000
The perpetual diversity and inequality crisis in K-20, teacher and higher education-Looking at Mexico and Chile for possible solutionsEducation Department$4,501
2018/19 STEM Professional SeriesAcademic and Career Advising Center$4,806

Spring 2019

"Along the River" tribal youth media training and radio broadcastingplaceholder-khsu-2022 Public Radio$5,000
Hip-Hop ConferenceLatinx Center for Academic Excellence$5,000

Fall 2016

Calpulli Danza Mexican Residency: Performance and Master ClassTheater, Film and Dance$3,500
Cherrie Moraga Workshop/KeynoteLatin@ Center for Academic Excellence $3,500
Dynamic DialoguesYouth Educational Services (YES)$3,500
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture SeriesSociology $3,500
Kimchi Culture Festival- 2nd Annual Korean Faculty Association$3,500
Race, Realities and American FictionsEnglish $3,500
Smoke Screen: Under the Influence of Marijuana Politics and Power                                                                         African American Center for Academic Excellence$3,500

Spring 2016

Alison Saar: Artist's TalkWomen's Caucus for Art and the Sculpture Department$1,000
An Evening with Corrina Gould Co-Founder of Indian People Organizing for Change (IPOC)Indigenous Peoples Student Alliance$1,500
Black Future Month: Still We Rise                                                                                                                                             Black Student Union$1,860
Black Minds Matter SymposiumAfrican American Center for Academic Excellence$3,000
Critical Animal Studies Event / Carol J. AdamsEnvironmental Studies Club$1,300
Girl Scout DayThe Society of Women Engineers$450
Latino/a Mentor DayStudent Academic Services Outreach Program$2,000
Masks and Cultures of West AfricaWorld Languages and Cultures$1,500
Promoting diversity in STEM education: Guest lecture by   Dr. Susan Lord and Dr. Michelle CamachoCollege of Natural Resources and Sciences$900
Sister Spit Tour 2016Student Health & Wellness$3,500
Undocu-Week of AwarenessFinding Resource Through Empowerment and Education$2,500
Vegan Awareness WeekDouble Dare Ya! (AS)$1,300
Vidal-Ortiz Visit - Queer Brown VoicesAnthropology, CRGS and Sociology$1,700
Voices of Diversityplaceholder-khsu-2022-FM$1,000
Wendy Red Star Public Lecture & WorkshopArt Department$1,200

Fall 2015

Action for AIDS AwarenessEric Rofes MultiCultural Queer Resource Center$2,000
Astronomy: A Cultural Gaze from Latin AmericaWorld Languages and Cultures and Physics and Astronomy$2,000
Decolonizing Education Humboldt NAME and Education$500
Folklorico Dance Master ClassesTheater, Film, and Dance$1,000
How to Infuse Natural Resources Curricula with Traditional Ecological Knowledge                                                                  Forestry and WIldland Resources$1,000
Klamath Communities & Ecological Knowledge PanelEnvironment & Community Club$2,000
Letters from a Young Poet & Rebel MusicITEPP - Native American Center for Academic Excellence$1,500
Queremos Bailar! (We Want to Dance!)Ballet Folklorico de Humboldt$1,000
Reel TalkAfrican American Center for Academic Excellence$3,000
Resistance ConferenceF.R.E.E. (Finding Resources & Empowerment through Education)$2,000
Salmon is EverythingThe Departments of Biological Sciences, Theater and Wildlife$1,000
The Body Is Not An Apology- Poet Slam Champion Sonya ReneeClubs and Activities Office$1,000

Spring 2015

Los PájarosTheatre, Film and Dance$2,000
Our People, Our Land, Our Images                                                                                                                                               Art Dept. & Goudi'ni Native American Art Gallery$2,500
Public Reading: Raina J. LeonCRGS, English Dept. & Humboldt Library $500
Performance: Andrea GibsonY.E.S (Youth Educational Services)$2,500
A Season of Latino Art            Humboldt First Street Gallery$2,500
Girl Scout DaySWE (Humboldt Society of Women Engineers)$900
"War Dances" by Sherman AlexieHumboldt Book of the Year Committee$2,400
Hidden Colors: The Rules to RacismBlack Student Union$2,000
Undocu-Week of AwarenessF.R.E.E (Finding Resources and Empowerment through Education)$1,000

Fall 2014

Native American Pathways Speakers Series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Native American Studies$1,900
Best of You: Disability Support GroupStudent Disability Resource Center$250
West African Drum and DanceHumboldt Calypso Band, Humboldt World Percussion Group, Humboldt Interdisciplinary Studies: Dance Studies$2,000
Jump in for Success: Getting into Research EarlyDepartments of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, CNRS and the Office of Research, Economic, and Community Development$1,500
Native American Scetch ComedyIndigenous People Student Alliance (ISPA) and MultiCultural Center$3,000
Student Parents Success IntiativeChild Development$1,000
Creating Community Receptions Speaker SeriesACAC, MultiCultural Center, and RAMP$2,350
Korean Culture FestivalKorean Faculty Association$2,000
Women in Science and Environmental Justice DayWomen's Resource Center$1,000
LGBT Center-Teambuilding QWEERSS$1,000
F.R.E.E. Undocu WebsiteFinding Resources and Empowerment through Education (F.R.E.E.)$1,500
Starting Over Strong: Record Expungment Presentation and Training                                                     Social Work Department$1,000

Spring 2014

The Women's Empowerment ConferenceMultiCultural Center$1,500
Native American Pathways Speakers SeriesNative American Studies$2,500
Aztec Regaila and Instruments Chicauhca Tlauh Cuahuitl Club$2,700
Celebración Latin@Hermanas Unidas Inc.$2,250
MusicFestFinding Resources and Empowerment through Education (F.R.E.E.)$2,500
Environmental Justice WeekSocial Work Department$2,000
Hip Hop for Change Conference                                                                                                                       Black Student Union$2,500
MultiCultutal Graduate Student Engagement WeekStudent Engagement and Leadership$1,500
Society of Women Engineers Outreach ProgramEnvironmental Resource Engineering$1,100
The Use of Science: The Improvement of our CommunitiesLambda Theta Phi Latin$1,600
Book Reading: Too Late to Die YoungRecreation Administration$320

Fall 2013

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Youngsuk Suh Visiting Artist Lecture & Portfolio ReviewsArt Department$500
A Long Walk Home: Story of a Rape Survivor (SOAR)                                                                                     Student Sociological Association (Soc Club)


Addressing Implicit Bias in the Classroom and BeyondSchool of Business$2,500
Spirit Music: An Exploration of Senegal and SufismReligious Studies Department/Club$600
Undocu-Week of AwarenessFinding Resources and Empowerment through Education (F.R.E.E.)$3,500
LatinologuesHermanas Unidas$1,500
Aztec Instruments and RegaliaChicauhca Tlauh Cuahuitl Club$1,900
Dia de los MuertosM.E.Ch.A$2,500
Jasiri X: Freeing Minds One Rhyme at a TimeCommunications Department$700
El Leñador Spanish Language NewspaperJournalism and Mass Communications$4,000

Spring 2013

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Sojourners' Luncheon Project                                                                                                                            Study Abroad Returnees' Club$350
Best of You Peer Mentorship ProgramStudent Disability Resource Center


Delores Huerta Keynote SpeakerFinding Resources and Empowerment through Education (F.R.E.E.)$3,500
Poetry Reading and Class Visit by Maria MelendezEnglish$400
Collaborate, Create Communicate Exhibit and "One of Many" Art ProjectArt-Museum & Gallery Practices Program$1,500
Poetry is Not a LuxuryBlack Student Union$1,500
2013 LGBTQ Student Leader Retreat                                                         Center Activities$1,500
El Dia de la MujeresWomen's Resource Center$500
Celebracion LatinaHermanas Unidas$2,000
Pan-Asian Perspectives CelebrationAsian Pacific Amercian Student Alliance$2,000
Lifting as We ClimbLegacy$750

Fall 2012

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Wherever There's a Fight Traveling Exhibit & PresentionHumboldt Library$800
Aqeela Sherrills and Oya Sherrills                                                                                                                                        Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies$1,750
Staged Reading of "8" the PlayDepartment of Theatre, Film and Dance$2,500
The Best of You Peer Mentoring GroupStudent Disability Resource Center$1,000
3rd Humboldt LatinologuesMEChA & MultiCultural Center$1,500
El Dia de los MuertosMEChA de Humboldt$2,500
Native Pathways Speaker SeriesMany Tribal Nations/Department of Native American Studies$1,800
Humboldt Native American Alumni SeriesMany Tribal Nations/ Native American Studies/Provost$400
The Men's Story Project at Cal Poly HumboldtThe Women's Resource Center and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.$3,000
School Psychology Awareness WeekSchool Psychology Club$1,000
Hispanic Heritage Month: QuijeremaWorld Language and Cultures, Spanish Program$1,500

Spring 2012

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Native American Arts WorkshopArt Department$500
The Art of Victor CartagenaReese Bullen Gallery/Art Department$1,000
Domestic Worker PanelHumboldt Library$1,000
2012 Social Justice Summit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MultiCultural Center$3,500
5th Annual Humboldt California Big Time & Social GatheringMultiCultural Center$3,000
2012 Lunar New CelebrationMultiCultural Center, Chinese Student Scholars Assoc., Asian Pacific American Student Alliance$2,000
Book Circle Spring 2012: "The Short Bus"Human Resources and College of Professionals Studies-Education$350
Humboldt International Cultural FestivalHumboldt Global Connections Clubs$1,000
2012 Black History MonthLegacy, MultiCultural Center, and Black Student Union$1,500
Spring 2012 Multicultural Career InstituteEducational Opportunity Program$810
Angela Davis on the Prison Industrial Complex: A Call to ActionWomen's Center, MultiCultural Center, Black Student Union, Social Work, Department, Sociology Club, CRGS Department$2,400
Interdisciplinary Guest Artist: Rulan Tangen and Dancing EarthDance Studies Program/Dept of Theatre, Film and Dance$500

Fall 2011

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
International Education Week 2011International Center$1,700
Queer Workplayce Exchange for Employee Retention and Student Success                                                                                      CAHSS & CPS$600
9th Annual Q-FestMultiCultural Center$1,200
Creating & Sustaining Multicultural CommunityMultiCultural Center$3,000
Indigenous Peoples WeekMultiCultural Center$1,700
MCC Leadership SummitMultiCultural Center$500
Celebration of Differences Disability Awareness Film SeriesHuman Resources and College of Professional Studies - Education$335
Latinologues @ HumboldtMultiCultural Center$1,000
Dia De Los Muertos ConcertMEChA$1,500
Art, Resistance and Identity: performance and workshop with Tim'm WestCritical Race Gender Sexuality Studies$1,700
College Readiness ConferenceFinding Resources and Empowerment through Education and Lambda Theta Alpha Inc.$2,000
Symposium on Traditional Ecological Knowledge                Wildlife/INRSEP$1,000
Community EventsSociety for Women in Math and Science$1,000

Spring 2011

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
The Institute for Student Success                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Institute Planning Team (CELT, FDO, SL, HR, ITS, ODI, AP/UGS-GS)$1,500
Sojourner's Lunch ProjectHumboldt International Center$500
'rie Shontel as Mama JuggsCommunication Dept. & Theatre, Film & Dance$1,500
Dia de las MujeresWomen's Resource Center$1,500
Engaging with Trans Voices and Experiences Film SeriesEric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center$810
Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me HomeArt Dept.-Museum & Gallery Practices Program /Center for Community Indian Development(CICD)$2,500
Humboldt California Big Time & Social GatheringMultiCultural Center/ITEPP$2,000
2011 Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rabbit Chinese Spring FestivalAsian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA), Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA), and MultiCultural Center$1,700
2011 Social Justice SummitMultiCultural Center/ERC$3,000
The Eric Rofes Speakers Series;Confronting Bullying, Creating CommunityHumboldt School of Education$1,500
Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls--Memoirs of a Bulimic Black BoyStudent Health Center$1,500
2011 Black Liberation MonthMultiCultural Center$1,000
Dissecting LGBT, Immigration and Civil Liberties: 3 day Workshop to Provide Humboldt Students w/ Important Tools for ChangeCivil Liberties Defense Center- Humboldt Chapter$1,000
Intercultural Encuentros : Speaker SeriesNative American Studies Department$2,000
Mental Health Awareness WeekN.A.K.E.D. for Mental Health, Housing & Dining$1,000
Spring 2011 Multicultural Career InstituteEducational Opportunity Program$500
International Cultural FestivalExtended Education$1,000
Disability Awareness Book Discussion Group: Moving ViolationsHuman Resources$350

Fall 2010

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Indigenous People's Week                                                                                                                                                                            Indian Natural Resource Science & Engineering Program (INRSEP) & MultiCultural Center$1,000
Many Faces of DiversityLibrary$1,000
Qross Qultural Queer Film Festival (Q-Fest)Queer Student Union (QSU) & MultiCultural Center$1,000
United Through Diversity Leadership RetreatHumboldt Cultural Clubs$700
Supporting the Latino CommunityMultiCultural Center$750
Acts to End Socialized Violence Workshop and PresentationMulticultural Queer Studies$1,500
Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Multicultural CommunityUnited Through Diversity Cultural Clubs$3,000
Campus Dialogue on RaceMultiCultural Center$4,000
Disability Awareness Film Workshop: Celebration of DifferencesHuman Resources$310.00
International Education WeekInternational Programs$3,000
Latino Mentor DayInterested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha$1,000
Climbing Poetree & Women's Resource CenterWomen's Resource Center$1,500

Spring 2010

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Black Liberation Month                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Black Student Union and MultiCultural Center$1,000
Lunar New year: Year of the TigerAsian Pacific American Student Alliance and MultiCultural Center$1,500
3rd Annual Humboldt California Big TimeITEPP, INRSEP, and MultiCultural Center$3,000
Tim'm West Campus Visit: Poetry Reading et. alDept. of Multicultural Queer Studies,Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Library with Clubs BSU, QSU and ERC$2,000
International Cultural FestivalInternational Cultural Festival Club$1,000
2010 Social Justice SummitMultiCultural Center$3,500
Humboldt California Big Time & Social GatheringIndian Teacher & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) and MultiCultural Center$2,000.00
Multicultural Career InstituteEducational Opportunity Program$800
Tara HardyMultiCultural Center$1,000
Spotlight on Africa: Eddie MwanziaOne World Community and the Religious Studies Club$1,700
Disability Awareness Film Workshop: Celebration of DifferencesHuman Resources450
African-American Community RetreatMultiCultural Center and Office of Diversity and Inclusion1000
Dia de las MujeresWomen's Resource Center$1,300
Fandango Sin FronterasHumboldt Organization of Latin Americans and Dept. of World Languages and Culture$2250
Cynthia Chandler at Sustainable Futures Speakers SeriesEnvironment and Community Program$1,000

Fall 2009

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationAmount Awarded
Tim'm West Campus Visit: Poetry Reading et. al                                                                                                                                                                          Dept. of Multicultural Queer Studies,Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Library with Clubs BSU, QSU and ERC$2,000
International Cultural Festival                                                                              International Cultural Festival Club$1,000
High School Conference $500
Multicultural CareerEducational Opportunity Program$800
Taiko DrummingHumboldt Taiko Club$550
Dialogue on RaceMultiCultural Center$4,000
Tara HardyMultiCultural Center$700
International Education WeekInternational Programs$1,000
Max Wolf Valerio $1,500
Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin AMerican Folklore MusicWorld Languages and Cultures$2,000
Spotlight of AfricaAS Club$1,200
United Through DiversityMultiCultural Center Clubs$500
Celebrating Independence and FreedomMultiCultural Center and Humboldt Latino Community$1,000
Indigenous Peoples WeekIndian Natural Resource Science & Engineering Program (INRSEP) & MultiCultural Center$1,000
Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive CommunityUnited Through Diversity Cultural Clubs$2,000
Q-FestQueer Student Union (QSU) & MultiCultural Center$1,000
Poetry is not a LuxuryBlack Student Union$1,000
Book of the Year (Greg Mortenson)Library$1,000