The Multicultural Center is a unit of the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity. We seek to collaborate with organizations that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and/or access. If your program, event or project promotes race and ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, diversity, inclusion, equity, access or inter faith, then your organization could receive up to $500 annually to subsidize your event.

In order to complete the process, fill out the on-line application, at least one month prior to your event. All applications are reviewed during last week of the month and awarded during the first week of the month. After review of your application, you will be notified of any questions as well as informed if your request was granted or denied. A completed application does not guarantee full funding.

Please note that the process takes approximately 30 days to process checks and no checks will be given to individuals. Checks will be cut to the vendor or the organization . The university requires that organizations have a checking account. If the check is being processed to a vendor, the vendor may be required to complete paperwork to be set up as a vendor for UNT. The process requires:

  1. A completed application
  2. Receipts or an invoice (That shows the name of the business, contact information, and the total cost of the items or service)
  3. Upon completion of the event, a Post Event Form must be completed and returned within 7 business days
  4. A copy of any publicity (flyer, event program or newspaper article) for the event listing the Multicultural Center as a co-sponsor

Please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at if you have any questions. Thank you for considering the Multicultural Center as a co-sponsor of your event. We look forward to celebrating diversity and building inclusion with your organization.

Requirements for Funding

  1. Each student organization is eligible for up to $500 in co-sponsorship funding per academic year for the use of events and programs on or off UNT’s campus. There is no limit on the number of times an organization or department can request funds as long as the limit of $500 per year has not been met.
  2. Eligible programs must be related to the issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and/or access and must have a direct benefit to the University of North Texas. Parties and auctions are not eligible for funding. The size and number of people who will benefit from the event will be taken into consideration.
  3. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and will be reviewed the end of each month and awarded at the beginning of the month. Submissions for events that have already passed will not be accepted until the next month.
  4. The Multicultural Center will make payment to the vendor or the student organization. Payment will be distributed in the form of a check only in the cases of reimbursement or payments to the University of North Texas scheduling. A period of thirty days should be expected before receiving payment.
  5. Please complete each section. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
  6. Supporting documentation for the funds requested must be submitted along with Multicultural Center Sponsorship Request Form (i.e. Conference Registration Quotes, Invoices, etc.).
  7. The Multicultural Center lock up must be included on all advertisements for co-sponsored events. Please submit a copy of fliers and other forms of advertisement to
  8. A receipt of how the funds were used and a Post-Event Form must be turned in to the Multicultural Center no later than 17 business days after the event. Failure to do so will result in denial of future funding requests.

Events that have been funded in the past

  • Chivalry Isn’t Dead hosted by Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity
  • FMLA’s annual Vagina Monologues
  • Holi hosted by World Echoes
  • Regina performance by the UNT Opera
  • People of Nia hosted by PBSO
  • Speaker and Award Winning Filmmaker Arthur Dong hosted by RTVF

For questions or more information, please contact the Multicultural Center at 940-565-3424 or email

Disclosure Notice
Disclosure of your Social Security Number (SSN) is requested and mandatory as part of the Multicultural Center and Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Event Sponsorship Application. A W-9 will be required to set-up a new vendor and link to that document is listed below.

Equity & Diversity Co-Sponsorship Form

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2017 Sponsors

The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity thanks the following confirmed sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • Office of Advancement
  • Office of Athletics
  • Office of Enrollment Management
  • Office of Finance Administration
  • Office of Housing
  • Office of Libraries
  • Office of President
  • Office of Provost
  • Office of Research and Innovation
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • University Union
  • Wells Fargo

Silver Sponsors

  • Department of Media Arts
  • Mayborn School of Journalism
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Dance and Theater
  • Counseling and Higher Education
  • Teacher Education & Administration
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Information Science
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation
  • College of Business
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Registrar
  • Department of English

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a partner for equity, diversity and inclusion as an Equity and Diversity Conference Sponsor! Click here to learn more about our conference sponsorships.

Title Sponsor - $10,000

  • VIP registration for 8 attendees including prepaid parking passes
  • Company name and logo printed on conference registration bags
  • Company name and logo listed on Equity and Diversity website
  • Company name and logo included on Cvent mobile application
  • Full page ad of your choice in conference program
  • Name on 500 conference t-shirts to be distributed prior to the event
  • Vendor table (with two free attendees) to promote your services and distribute promotional materials

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • VIP registration for 6 attendees including prepaid parking passes
  • Naming rights for the Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Networking Reception sponsor
  • Company name and logo listed on Equity and Diversity website
  • Half page ad of your choice in conference program
  • Vendor table (with two free attendees) to promote your services and distribute promotional materials

Silver Sponsor - $2,500

  • VIP registration for 4 attendees including prepaid parking passes
  • WiFi sponsor for the conference
  • Company name and logo listed on Equity and Diversity website
  • Half page ad of your choice in conference program

Vendor tables (includes two attendees)

  • $25 for non-profit or educational entities
  • $100 for corporations or external businesses

In-kind Donations
We understand that many businesses are not capable of providing monetary donations. If you are still interested in contributing to the event, there are additional sponsorship opportunities available in the form of in-kind donations (i.e. gifts, prizes, certificates, products) to be given away throughout the conference. Please contact us at 940-565-2711 to discuss options and ideas.

Registration for the 2017 Equity & Diversity Conference is now closed.

2017 Equity & Diversity Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, February 23, 2017
*All events take place in the University Union

8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Check-in and Registration, Union 314 (Large Ballroom)

9:15 - 9:50 a.m. – Welcome, Union 314 (Large Ballroom)

  • Vice President for Equity & Diversity – Joanne Woodard
  • Director of Diversity & Inclusion – Shani Barrax Moore
  • Inclusive Excellence Award Presentation: College of Education, Educational Leadership Program

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 1, Various Union Rooms

  • 50 minutes
  • 4 sessions

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 2, Various Union Rooms

  • 50 minutes
  • 4 sessions
  • 11:30 – 12:15 - Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry Reception (By invitation)

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon, Union 314

  • 12:30 – 1:15 – Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry Keynote
  • 1:30 – 1:45 – Video: Social Justice and Media Advocacy

2:00 - 3:20 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 3, Various Union Rooms

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Advanced sessions – 3 hours
  • 4 sessions

3:30 4:50 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions 4, Various Union Rooms

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 4 sessions

5:00 - 5:50 p.m. – Networking Reception, Union 333

  • Refreshments

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. – Spoken Word Closing Session, Union 314

  • Joaquín Zihuatanejo
  • Selected UNT student performances

**Schedule is subject to change, updates available on mobile app

17th Annual Equity & Diversity Conference
February 23, 2017 | University of North Texas

Theme: Social Justice: A Movement Not a Moment
The 2017 Equity & Diversity Conference featured workshops on topics related to (1) Bias Awareness (2) Discrimination Policies & Practices (3) Gender & Gender Identity (4) Race & Ethnicity and (5) Social Justice Education.

Workshops included topics below. You may also click on each one to download the PDF of the workshop presentation:

Workshops were 50 to 75 minutes, and ranged from beginner to intermediate.