The Multi-Ethnic Cultural and Cocurricular Programming Advisory Committee (MECCPAC) is a diversity initiative offered through the Dean of Students Office. The committee reviews applications to provide 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. MECCPAC responds to only expenses that can be invoiced.
2. Submit completed applications and budgets to the MECCPAC chair, Dr. Christa Platt, for initial review. Note: Applications and budgets are only accepted online.
3. Once reviewed, you will be contacted by the MECCPAC chair, Dr. Christa Platt, who will inform you if your request has been approved or denied.
Five weeks prior to the program
Four weeks prior to the program
Ten days or fewer after the event occurs (if funding is approved)
Attention: Dr. Christa Platt
Campus Box 5800
206 Bone Student Center
Normal, Illinois 61790-5800
Thank you for your commitment to diversity.
For questions regarding MECCPAC, email Dr. Christa Platt at cdplatt@IllinoisState.edu.