The Multi-Ethnic Cultural and Co-Curricular Programming Advisory Committee (MECCPAC) is a diversity initiative offered through the Dean of Students Office. The committee reviews applications to provide matching co-sponsorship funds for cultural, educational, and multi-ethnic programs that help build awareness and appreciation within the Illinois State community for African American, Latin American, Native American, and Asian American cultures; women; people with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ace identified persons (LGBTQIA+).
Registered student organizations, academic departments, the International House, and other groups hosting events that promote diversity education and build cultural awareness and appreciation can apply for funding from MECCPAC for their events. MECCPAC will share financial responsibility to combine resources to promote multicultural programming for approved applications.
1. MECCPAC application and budget forms must be submitted at least one month prior to the event to be considered for funding.
2. Submit completed applications and budgets to the MECCPAC Chair, Julie Shaffer, for initial review. Note: Applications and budgets are only accepted online.
3. Once reviewed, you will be contacted by the MECCPAC Chair, Julie Shaffer, who will inform you if your request has been approved or denied.
Thank you for your commitment to diversity.
For questions regarding MECCPAC email Julie Shaffer at jkshaf2@IllinoisState.edu.