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Sponsorship Information

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for sponsorships for the 2013-14 year. Please check back in July 2014.

On-campus partners can seek funding from the newly developed Campus Climate Fund.


Each year, to compliment its own, direct efforts, the Center for Multicultural Excellence provides sponsorship for events, programs and initiatives that will clearly advance priorities outlined in the DU Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan (PDF).

As you consider applying for CME support, please review the entire Sponsorship Overview below, to understand the opportunities and limitations of the resources available, as well as the request process. You can also open/download/print a PDF version of the Overview & Guidelines here.

NOTE: Proposals that are academic in nature (e.g., research/creative activities, curriculum and pedagogy development, etc.) should be submitted through IRISE.

Sponsorships Goal

To encourage increased programming and initiatives that support the DU Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan.


  1. To increase the visibility, develop new and strengthen existing relationships with community based efforts in historically underrepresented communities.
  2. To promote and increase college access for members historically underrepresented communities.
  3. To promote and increase leadership and career development of members of historically underrepresented communities.

For 2013-14, CME gave priority to programs/initiatives that support the following DU IE Strategic Plan Goals (see link above for details):

  • College Access and Pipeline (Goal I), for undergraduate students
  • Serving the Public Good by positively affecting diversity beyond the University (Goal IV)

Available types of sponsorship/support

  • Financial: Direct funds and/or on-behalf-of purchases/expenditures up to $1000.*
  • Staff/Network time and expertise: Facilitation, advising, consulting, and/or planning support by CME staff, and/or referrals to on/off-campus networks.
  • Event Space at the Center for Multicultural Excellence or the larger University of Denver
  • Publicity assistance: sharing information about your initiatives through our on/off-campus networks
  • Endorsement by CME to indicate your event supports the DU Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan. (If your proposal is accepted for any of the above sponsorships, listing us as a sponsor automatically indicates this endorsement.)

*Available funds are limited, and are intended to support a number and variety of initiatives. Therefore, they typically are awarded in amounts of $100-$1000.

Eligible Recipients

Community-based organizations whose missions align with CME mission and priorities, as well as the DU IE Strategic Plan.

All initiatives must meet the following criteria:

  • Provides participants with opportunities to increase awareness, knowledge and/or skills to increase the likelihood that they will attend college.
  • Addresses topics related to historically underrepresented/excluded groups as it relates to college access, with a specific emphasis on immigrant youth and Native American youth.

If your proposal fits these conditions, please review our specific guidelines and process in order to apply.