Earn $1,000 to Solve Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Issues on Campus

By Carmen Gold-Johnson, Associate Director of Career Education & Assessment, CPDC

This year, the Career & Professional Development Center is hosting the first-ever Diversity Shark Tank as part of the Career Fest 2021! This is an opportunity for students to make a meaningful change on campus by proposing an idea for a program or initiative that will help solve Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion issues on campus.

Students can earn up to $1,000 in funding to implement that idea or initiative set up with the Student Affairs Associate Vice President for Student Development and Inclusion, Dr. Bryan Hubain.  We would love to invite students or student groups to submit their program ideas in the following areas:

  • Religion
  • Sustainability
  • Neurodiversity
  • Food Insecurity
  • COVID-19

After reviewing the submissions, the top five programs/initiatives will be selected to participate in a live in-person Diversity Shark Tank. Chosen students will be asked to present their programs/initiatives in 15 minutes and “in real-time.” A group of on-campus and off-campus judges will identify if their program/initiative is selected and the amount of funding they will receive to begin implementing their idea. Registration for that event is now open.

For more details and to submit a proposal, visit our website.  The Deadline for Submission is September 20th.  We look forward to hearing from you! Please reach out to Carmen Gold-Johnson with any questions at cgold@sa.utah.edu.