Announcing the Champions of Diversity Mini-Grants

Thanks to the generous donations of the below named individuals Champions of Diversity Mini-grant is being offered to aid in travel, registration or lodging expenses associated with attending a conference or workshop where knowledge or skills will be gained with regard to diversity, inclusion, social justice, multicultural education or multicultural student support.

Applicants are encouraged to seek out conferences, trainings and workshops that are specific to their field of study, but which also foster inclusion and develop skills with regard to multicultural affairs. All applications will be reviewed monthly at the Diversity Committee meeting. Funds may be requested up to $500 once per employee/student per academic year. Approved funds will be transferred into a departmental budget where applicable.

Download the the application (.DOCX) or contact us for more information.

"This fund allows students to have opportunities to participate in experiences that are both enriching and life-changing. Because of the Champions of Diversity Fund, I have been able to attend the National Student Leadership and Diversity Convention in New York City and the Out for Work Conference in Washington D.C. Both of these opportunities have opened doors for me by establishing connections with people across the country and learning about being a strong leader, ally, and facilitator. Both of these conferences helped me to be comfortable with my identity and use my talents to inspire others."

-Mori Hitchcock, Juniata College Class of 2016

Become a Champion of Diversity and Strengthen the Juniata Community!

Thank you to all who contributed!!!  Make a contribution and join the 2015-2016 Champions of Diversity:

  • Grace Fala and Dawn Hayes '95
  • Kelly McCrum Robinson '94 and Craig M. Robinson
  • Athena and Kenneth Frederick
  • Megan Brown '02 and Jessie Jacobs
  • Cathy and Jeff Closz
  • Stephen Crowley '73
  • Kathleen Padamonsky Dickey'97 and Will Dickey
  • Angela Dredden '84
  • Daniel Dries
  • Ty Furman '90
  • Danielle Gaisior '12 and Claire Williams '10
  • Karina Gonzalez '08 and Michael Johnson '07
  • Craig Hoffman '84 and Allen Harris
  • Brent Hurley '93
  • Shelley Kauffman '91 and David Osgood
  • Adriana Kao '03
  • Lisa Wood Kirvin '85 and Thomas Kirvin
  • Sally Oberle '99 and John Matter
  • Lorri Shideler Panaia
  • Miranda '00 and Dom Peruso
  • Bethany Sheffield
  • Susan Sieber
  • Norm and Anne Siems
  • Lauren Bowen and Kevin Snape
  • Maria Engels
  • Kathleen Jones
  • Judith Katz
  • Corey Lacey '14
  • Cynthia Merriwether-deVries and Paul deVries
  • Rosalie Rodriguez '01
  • Lisa and John Roth
  • Gail Leiby Ulrich '81 and Scott Ulrich
  • Juniata College Office of the President


Your gift will generously support:

  • Student attendance at diversity-enriching workshops
  • Intercultural Communication awareness projects
  • Health & wellness needs of students
  • Special conferences, camps & inclusion initiatives
  • become the best you can be by being fully yourself

There are three ways to become a Champion of Diversity:

  • Visit the Unity House at 1905 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA for a donation form.
  • Email us at or call us at (814)641-3361, and request a donation form.
  • Contribute online, making sure to designate "Other" and typing in "Champions of Diversity"

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to give what you can...

Show your colors!
Flaunt your pride!
Nourish your neighbor!
Help us to become an even more open, inclusive and welcoming community.