The Multicultural Council Grant
Funded by the Chancellor’s Office and Multicultural Student Center (MSC), the Multicultural Council (MCC) Grant provides funding for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and non-RSO student groups for multicultural programs on the UW-Madison campus. Funding decisions are made by the MSC Program and Grant Board, a board of student representatives who are elected/appointed annually.
All funding requests must align with the mission of the Multicultural Student Center, which is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. In addition, funding requests must meet two or more of the following four requirements:
- Educational in Scope: Social Justice Education, Cultural Education, Identity Exploration and/or incorporated into classroom education
- Fosters Leadership Development: Event Planning, Critical Thinking, and/or Problem Solving (for participants) And Professional Networking, Employment Seeking Skills, Exposure to career options, etc.
- Fosters Community Development: Relationship Building [within & across racial/ethnic communities], Heritage & Awareness Observations, Participation in Campus-wide events (Welcome Week, Homecoming, Parents Weekend, etc.)
MCC Hearing Schedule
*EXAMPLE: If your organizations event is on October 20th you would need to apply by September 19th to make the 30 day deadline for the grant application. However, to be heard at least two weeks prior to your event, you would need to be heard on September 26th, and to be heard on a certain day, you must apply at least 10 days prior to that date so you would need to apply by September 15th to make both deadlines.