Wolf Fund for Diversity Education

History

In 1990, the Wolf Human Rights Fund was established by Dr. James Wolf and Dr. Elaine Wolf, long-time friends of Nebraska Wesleyan University. They both were awarded joint honorary degrees of doctor of humane letters here at Nebraska Wesleyan University. In 1999, the fund’s name was changed to the Wolf Fund for Diversity Education.

Purpose

These funds support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities to enhance our understanding of 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 the diversity and inclusion project for which they apply, and intentional in sharing their learning with the Nebraska Wesleyan community.

The Wolf Fund for Diversity Education is to aid Nebraska Wesleyan University in becoming a more open, diverse and culturally responsive community.

Proposal Guidelines

Demonstrate how your project will impact the campus as a whole.

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.

Following submission of the electronic application, applicants will be expected to present their project proposal to the Wolf Fund committee. We will use this rubic in determining approval of funds.

Application guidelines

The Wolf Fund will accept proposal within the following categories;

  • Diversity programs for campus that include workshops, speakers, films, performing arts, conferences, and related events.
  • Diversity training for an on-campus program that imparts specific skills related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Student cultural immersion experiences through which students can experience cultures other than their own.
  • Student development, including conferences, workshops, and webinars that will help participants be better prepared to achieve NWU’s goal of a diverse and inclusive campus. The max amount that could be award is $1000.
  • Faculty and staff development, including conferences, workshops, and webinars that will help participants be better prepared to achieve NWU’s goal of a diverse and inclusive campus. The max amount that will be award is $1000.

Proposal Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. 

Application Process

The Wolf Fund committee will review and determine funding status of all proposals, the committee consist of Vice President of Student Life, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, a faculty representative, and student representative.  All applications must be submitted via the online applications above. These applications go directly to the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, if more materials are needed you will be contacted.