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One Community Program


The One Community Programming Fund is designed to support culturally based programming and enhance the understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusion initiatives. We encourage collaborative programs or activities that exemplify the spirit and purpose of supporting diversity and inclusion in our community.

These funds can be used to help offset the cost of a new or improved program, especially when the costs for the program were not included in the budget request submitted during the previous year.

Students are invited to apply for this One Community Programming Fund. Funds will be awarded in two categories and will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Evaluation Criteria

All funding proposals should meet the following requirements:

  • The proposed program will educate the University of Rochester community regarding the value of diversity and inclusion and/or promote an understanding of issues involving underrepresented populations.
  • The proposed program will serve the needs and/or professional interests of underrepresented populations of our campus community.
  • The proposed program may not be able to be funded entirely by an already existing budget (such as an SA-funded student organization or a departmental budget) and must have also exhausted other available resources.
  • The person/group proposing the program has the proper authority and expertise to carry out coordination of activity as described.
  • The proposed program is consistent with our communal principles and the idea that we continue to learn, discover, heal, and create to make our campus community an ever better environment in which to live in.


Funds are available to any student, staff, or faculty in the College. Special consideration is given to proposals that address issues of race/racism and that actively promote student engagement and participation.

Application Deadlines

The One Community Programming Fund proposals should be submitted well in advance of your proposed event or program date to facilitate review and processing.

For best consideration, please ensure that your proposal for funding is received by the selection committee by these dates:

  • Fall semester 2018
    • September 10
    • October 15
    • November 12
  • Spring semester 2019
    • January 21
    • February 18
    • March 18

Submit a Proposal

You can submit your proposal using our online grant submission form.

2017–2018 Grant Recipients

Mini Grants

  • Muslim Students' Association – "MAS-ICNA Convention: American Muslims Islamic Duties and Civic Obligations" ($500)
  • Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students – "Regional Medical Education Conference" ($504)
  • UR DREAMers - "Liberation Retreat: Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic" ($600)
  • Black Students Union - "20/20: Minority Leadership Training" ($500)
  • Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness - "Carifesta" ($300)
  • Minority Male Leadership Association - "Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program" ($500)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. - Mu Sigma Chapter - "25th Annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant" ($550)
  • The Spanish and Latino Students Association - "Carnival: Rumba de Pasion" ($100)
  • Refugee Student Alliance - "Diversity Fair" ($550)
  • Project Pengyou at the University of Rochester - "Spotlight on China and U.S." ($250)
  • Xclusive Step Team - "Step On Down the Road " ($200)

Standard Grants

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – "National SHPE Conference" ($500)
  • Student Association for the Development of Arab Cultural Awareness - "Arab Conference at Harvard" ($1,000)
  • Hillel at the University of Rochester – “Racial Justice Alternative Spring Break” ($1,500)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. - Mu Sigma Chapter - "The Black Tax, The Cost of Being Black in America" ($1,200)
  • Minority Male Leadership Association - "Black Tie Gala" ($2,500)
  • Pride Network – "Battling for Equality: LGBTQ & HIV legal issues in the military community" ($1,500)
  • Minority Association of Premedical Students - "Annual Medical Education Conference: Embracing Our Diversity, Filling the Gaps and Building the Future" ($500)
  • Douglass Leadership House - "DLH Course Trip: Black Paris" ($5,000)
  • National Society of Black Engineers - "NSBE National Convention" ($1,000)
  • University of Rochester Newman Catholic Community - "Snow Ball" ($700)
  • University of Rochester Christian Fellowship - "Annual Alternative Spring Break" ($2,500)
  • Pan-African Students Association - "Afrikanza (Mayibuye iAfrica which translates to Restore Africa" ($500)
  • TEDx University of Rochester - "Making Waves: What happens when we rock the boat" ($500)
  • Hong Kong Student Association - "Hong Kong Appreciation Week" ($1,000)
  • UR DREAMers - "DREAM Week: Immigration Monologues" ($300)
  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc. - "P.A.T.H.E. Scholarship Program" ($200)

Additional Funding Sources

Visit the Communal Principles Project.