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President's Signature Series Proposal Information

The President's Signature Series (PSS) highlights prominent national heritage month celebrations and cultural events of the university's centers, institutes and academic departments. Through this collaboration, OIDE creates an annual diversity calendar of sponsored programs that we help to promote throughout the academic year.

Application Process and Submission Details

OIDE accepts submissions for inclusion in our annual President's Signature Series Calendar beginning in April. The PSS proposal process ends the last day of July. Let the theme focus on civil discourse, social and restorative justice, healing and moving forward to action and be a guide to determine which cultural program/event from your area may be appropriate for the series. A calendar list of nationally recognized heritage months is provided below. Contact us to have additional heritage months included.

Please submit a cultural programming proposal via our online form to officially apply for President Signature Series inclusion and funding (optional). Select the President's Signature Series funding category. Event scheduling components (date, time, location, invited guest/speakers, etc.) must be completely confirmed prior to submitting the proposal for consideration. Confirmations should be emailed along with the event budget to

Deadline: 2016-2017 Acadmic Year
The submission deadline is Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Next Steps

The OIDE Cultural Programming Committee will review proposals for acceptance in August. Notifications are sent out mid-August. Selected events will be promoted as the President's Signature Series for the upcoming academic year. Submissions that are not selected may still be considered for an Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity grant under an applicable alternate category.

September Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
October National Disability Employment Awareness Month
November American Indian Month
Veterans Month
Military Family Month
December Universal Human Rights Month
February Black History Month
March Women's History Month
Irish American Heritage Month
May Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
National Military Appreciation Month
June Gay and Lesbian (LGBTQ) Pride Month

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President’s Signature Series

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Current and past PSS Calendars: