University of Wisconsin–Madison

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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.

Mission Alignment

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

FALL 2017

If event is on or before:

October 17, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 14, 2017
November 28, 2017
December, 26 2017*

Thanksgiving Break

February 13, 2018**

*Last round for Fall Funding

Group Applies by 11:59pm on:

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017*

Thursday, November 23        –

Sunday, November 26, 2016**

**Beginning round for Spring Funding

Application will be heard on:

Wednesday, September 13, 5pm
Wednesday, September 27, 5pm
Wednesday, October 11, 5pm
Wednesday, October 25, 5pm
Wednesday, November 8, 5pm*

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 5pm**


If event is on or before:

February 27, 2018
March 13, 2018
March 27, 2018
April 10, 2018
April 24, 2018

Spring Break

May 8, 2018

Group Applies by 11:59pm on:

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday, March 26         –

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Application will be heard on:

Wednesday, January 24, 5pm
Wednesday, February 7, 5pm
Wednesday, February 21, 5pm
Wednesday, March 7, 5pm
Wednesday, March 21, 5pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 5pm