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Call for Events

2019 - 2020 Events

*Events for 2018-2019 were already approved


Submission Deadline

Forms must be submitted by November 29, 2018. Presenters/requesters will be notified by February 2019 if the proposal has been accepted and amount funded. Please note that the maximum award for approved proposals is $1,000.

Diversity Event Proposal Criteria

The Diversity Council calls on the entire FIT community to submit proposals for presentations and events in any category (workshops, speaker/lecture, performance, food-related event, visual, exhibition, etc.) that are related to these traditional celebrations at FIT:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
  • Disability Awareness Week Event (October)
  • Diversity Week (November - first full week) introduce any other topic related to diversity
  • Black History Month (February)
  • Women's History Month (March)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Month (April)
  • LGBTQ/Gay Pride Event (April/May)
  • Holocaust Remembrance (April)

*You may propose another kind of event, provided it is related to diversity and the Diversity Council's mission. All proposals will be considered on their relevance to diversity, the Diversity Councils mission, its educational component, and to FIT students and employees.  We are particularly interested in submissions from FIT departments and student clubs.

Requirements for Presentations

If you would like to present, please submit your application form to Diversity Events.  Presentations should be one hour in length. We welcome a variety of approaches, including project-based, cross-disciplinary or collaborative presentations in a range of formats (workshops, speaker/lecture, performance, visual, exhibition, etc.). Please specify the required/preferred space, time of day, and projected attendance for your presentation(s). Please note: presenters accepted do not receive honorariums or speakers fees.

Requirements for Events

If you would like to submit a proposal for an event, please submit your application form to  Diversity Events.  Events can be for one day or repeated over a week or over the year.  Events are typically scheduled from one- to three-hour blocks of time. We welcome a variety of events (including artist presentations, dance/video/theatrical performances, career-oriented or class project-oriented events, lectures and readings). Please specify the required/preferred space, time of day and projected attendance for your event(s). Please note: financial assistance is available, however funds are limited and the amount will be based on the number of requests accepted.

Review Procedures

The Diversity Councils Grants and Events subcommittee will review all proposals and submit their recommendations to the Council co-chairs and to the President. The subcommittee will notify applicants of their decision by February 2019.

Diversity Event Planning Guidelines 

The Diversity Event Planning Guidelines provides guidance for those events and presentations which are awarded funds, the information provided with help to develop and implement a successful management plan.

The Diversity Council of FIT was established by the Office of the President to enhance and promote inclusiveness and diversity throughout the FIT campus.