The LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund encourages activities that (1) provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, and for others in the gender spectrum (LGBTQ+), and (2) foster understanding, acceptance and tolerance in the campus community and combat prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ+ persons with special emphasis on activities that accomplish both purposes.
To promote support and understanding, Kenyon College student organizations and groups can apply for a competitive grant through the Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund by completing the online application form and based upon LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee approval.
The Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund income will be used to provide financial resources for (but not limited to) printed materials, meetings, discussions, counseling, conferences, speakers, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations. Celebrations of National LGBTQ+ History and Awareness Month, including National Coming Out Day, are especially encouraged.
It is the intention of the donor that this fund be used to support innovative and creative activities seeking to accomplish the above-described purposes, not simply to replace existing funding from other sources of routine activities. Nevertheless, these innovative and creative activities may be supported by the fund more than once.
The fund shall be administered as follows: