Center for Multicultural Education

Student Resources

CME Diversity Mini-Grant

The Center for Multicultural Education offers funding opportunities to individuals, student groups and community organizations for diversity and inclusion programming for the UNI campus & broader community. Please make note that the grant is competitive so your organization may not be guaranteed the full amount requested. To learn more about and apply for the grant, please use this link: DIVERSITY GRANT

Applications for the fall semester should be submitted no later than November 1, 2020.

Applications for the spring semester should be submitted no later than March 30, 2021. 

For more information regarding the CME Diversity Mini-Grant please contact Keyah Levy at 

 Student Organization Support Fund 

The purpose of the CME  Student Organization Support Fund is to provide supplemental financial support to recognized UNI student organizations. These funds can go towards programming, membership trainings, organizational supplies, etc. Funds are limited so organizations may not be guaranteed the full amount requested. To apply for funds, please use this link: SUPPORT

Multicultural Mentoring for Student Success

The Multicultural Mentoring for Student Success program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college or from a two year to four year institution both academically and socially for first-year ALNAM students (African/African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Multiracial) underrepresented, and marginalized students). Through a variety of activities and services including mentoring, educational workshops, and other activities, the goals of the program are to:

• Provide first-year ALNAM and underrepresented/marginalized students a continuing orientation to university and community life

• Support first-year students' academic success, social integration, leadership development, and retention at UNI by offering a campus climate that promotes increased confidence, higher GPA's, and intellectual/personal growth

• Empower students to develop healthy relationships with faculty, staff, and students to ensure a strong sense of belonging

• Deepen students' understanding of personal identities and the identities of others


Mentor Qualifications:

-Sophomore or Above with 30+ Credits as of Spring 2019

-2.70 Cumulative GPA

-Identifies as a member of the ALNAM community

-Must be enrolled and present at UNI from Aug 2018 - May 2019 (i.e. not graduating early, not student teaching one semester, not studying abroad during the semester, etc.)

MENTOR APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 1, 2019 BY 11:59:59 PM CST.


Mentee Qualification:

-Freshman or transfer student

-2.00 GPA

-Identifies as member of the ALNAM community

-Must be enrolled and present at UNI August 2018 - May 2019

MENTEE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 9, 2019 BY 11:59:59 PM CST.


Racial Healing Student Support Group

Facilitated by Shantila Caston, LISW Mental Heatlh Therapist/Diversity Outreach UNI Counseling Center & Keyah Levy, Director Multicultural Education/Gender & Sexuality Services

Designated space for students experiencing racial trauma, an opportunity to gain support, learn how to navigate the current climate and heal through developing positive coping strategies. 

Remaining Dates for 2020:

10/13 12-1:30 PM

10/14  6 -7:30 PM

10/27 12 -1:30 PM

10/28 6 -7:30 PM

11/10 12 -1:30 PM

11/11 6 -7:30 PM

To Join us click here!


Ethnic & Cultural Student Organizations