Campus Life Committee Funds
The Academic Events Fund supports programs and events that are related to specific courses but are open to the entire Pitzer community. 2009-10 budget = $5,000; average award = $300
The Agnes Moreland Jackson Diversity Program Fund supports programs primarily directed toward first-year students (but open to everyone) to provide diversity programming. Programs and activities may include field trips, workshops, special talks by guest speakers, films, and so on. Ideally, programming will take place in the new residential spaces or the Gold Center. While there is no ceiling on proposal requests, most awards are in the $1,000 range. In cases where there is significant collaboration between college constituents, larger amounts may be granted. $5,000 will be reserved for Pitzer College student organizations and/or programs that entail significant collaboration between students and faculty. Intercollegiate organizations that direct their programs toward the Pitzer community, and run them on our campus, are also welcome to apply.
2009-10 budget = $11,100; average award = $1,000
The Forum Fund supports an interdisciplinary teaching/research project, during the course of which outside speakers are brought in, a conference held, or some other set of special events arranged to benefit the Pitzer community. Campus Life Committee invites proposals for large events that use a minimum of half the funds available.
2009-10 budget = $8,900; average award = $4,450
The Printed Word Award supports “educational purposes related to the concise, precise and effective use of the English language.” In practice, the award has been used to support an annual academic forum focused on issues related to literacy and writing.
2009-10 budget = $5,100; average award = $5,100
The Frederick J. Salathé Fund for Music and the Cultural Arts supports an event or series of events related to the Arts, Music, and/or Literature as practiced, exhibited, or performed by professionals. We are seeking proposals for large events that would use a minimum of half the funds available.
2009-10 budget = $6,000; average award = $2,000
Strategic Initiative Funds (SIF) are “strategic” in the sense that they’re meant not simply to augment activities currently funded by the academic or student life budgets, but rather to provide an opportunity to test out and try new initiatives or broker collaborations among different college constituencies (for example, combined faculty/staff proposals or collaborative proposals by several field groups or several faculty/student organizations). Campus Life Committee is interested in proposals for programming that has the potential to be sustained and have an ongoing impact. Campus Life Committee will also consider proposals for initiatives that will be funded through other sources, but may have higher start-up costs, as well as proposals for both small and large amounts of money. Strategic Initiative Funds may only be granted for a total of 3 years for any single proposal.
2009-10 budget = $28,500; average award = $1,700; minimum award = $250; maximum award = $5,000
The Glass Annual Humanities Lecture was established to honor Steve and Sandy Glass for their contributions to Pitzer College by showcasing a leading figure in the humanities. This lecture event consists of a guest presentation and reception at Pitzer College. Approximately $5,000 is available to cover the honorarium, travel, and related expenses of the visiting lecturer. Campus Life Committee seeks nominations of leading individuals in any branch of the humanities. All members of the Pitzer community are encouraged to submit nominations. Previously selected lecturers have been T. C. Boyle (fiction writer) and Njabulo Ndebele (author, poet, and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town).
2009-10 budget = $5,400