IDEA Co-Sponsorship Request Form

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee welcomes requests from students, staff, and faculty to co-sponsor speakers and events that help fulfill the committee’s mission:

The College of Arts and Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee works closely with the university to ensure the equal right of every member of our community—students, staff, and faculty—to be included, supported, and heard.  As educators, we value multiple perspectives and embrace excellence through diversity of all kinds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion, age, national origin, physical ability, and neurological difference.  Diversity and inclusion are everyone’s responsibility.

Co-sponsorship requests may range from $50 to $500 (e.g., catering for an event).  

Criteria for co-sponsorship with IDEA:

  • The speaker or event must address an issue or issues relevant to inclusion, diversity, equity, and/or access.
  • The event must be designed to enhance the education and intellectual climate for students, staff, and/or faculty in the college or the university as a whole.
  • Typically, we prefer events that are free and open to the public, but exceptions will be considered.

Requests will be considered on a rolling basis, but they must be submitted 3 weeks in advance of the event.


Debra Hope,
Committee Co-Chair
318 Burnett Hall
City Campus

Leen-Kiat Soh,
Committee Co-Chair
122E Avery Hall
City Campus

Individual(s) and Department(s) or Recognized Student Organization (RSO)
Date of Event *
How will the speaker or event address issues related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access?