Wolf Fund for Diversity Education


Drs. Elaine and James Wolf created the Wolf Fund for Diversity Education to support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. Elaine and the late James Wolf are long-time friends of Nebraska Wesleyan University and holders of a joint honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from Nebraska Wesleyan.

These funds support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities to enhance the university’s cultural literacy in issues relating to race, religion, age, gender identity and expression, creed, color, ability, citizenship status, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We expect recipients of these funds to be intentional about diversity and inclusion in the project for which they apply and intentional in sharing their learning with the Nebraska Wesleyan community.

Proposal Guidelines

Wolf Fund for Diversity Education proposals must address one of the following purposes:

  1. Diversity programs primarily for students, including workshops, speakers, films,performing arts, experiential learning opportunities, and related events; 
  2. Student cultural immersion experiences and service learning opportunities through which students can experience cultures other than their own in the United States and abroad;
  3. Faculty and staff development, including conferences, speakers, workshops, teleconferences, or related experiences that will help participants to become better prepared to support diverse cultures and ideas and to more effectively and significantly challenge and support all Nebraska Wesleyan students about diversity issues.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time and part-time faculty members, as well as staff are eligible to apply for these funds.
  • Full-time and part-time Wesleyan students are also eligible to apply for these funds.

Proposal Deadlines for 2017-2018

  • Fall deadline is September 20, 2017 by 5 p.m.
  • Winter deadline is November 20, 2017 by 5 p.m.
  • Spring deadline is January 20, 2018 by 5 p.m.
  • Summer deadline is March 20, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Grants in the amount of $500 or less can be applied for on a rolling deadline. Grants in the amount above $500 will be evaluated according to the quarterly deadlines.

Application Process

The NWU Action Council for Diversity and Inclusion reviews and determines funding status of all proposals. Applicants can request up to $5,000 from the Wolf Fund for Diversity to support their proposed projects. All applications must be submitted via the online application below. These applications go directly to the chair of the Diversity Action Council.

Revised 11/01/2017

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Project Description
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Campus Contacts

Action Council on Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Abigail Mitchel, council leader
Associate Professor of Psychology
Smith-Curtis 340F
(402) 465-2431
amitche2 [at] nebrwesleyan.edu
Bias Education Response Team
Candice Howell, BERT team leader
Assistant Dean of Students
(402) 465-2401
chowell [at] nebrwesleyan.edu
Meeting of Students Addressing Intercultural Concerns
Lisette Torres-Gerald, MOSAIC advisor
Assistant Director of the Cooper Center
Cochrane-Woods Library 307
(402) 465-2458
ltorres [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

17-18 Diversity Action Council Members

Amy Spears (16–19)

Abigail Mitchell (16–19)

Kelly Clancy (17–20)

Jeff Mohr (15–18)

Eduardo Bousson (15–18)

Lori Wellman (15–18

Stephanie Pollock (16–19

Madeline Warrick (18)

Jimmi Lowe (18)

Zenaida Adame (18)