We are dedicated to creating an environment that supports and advances a diverse and equitable campus culture. We value our rich campus diversity and strive to cultivate an environment where ideas and contributions can flourish. The Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion is committed to advancing efforts that enrich our campus community and build stronger communities.
The College for Creative Studies represents a diverse community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities, and world views that recognize differences of culture and circumstance. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are interlaced into our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan.
Policies and Procedures
- Training provided to the Title IX Coordinator
- Policy On Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, And Sexual Misconduct (Including Title IX)
- Title IX Policy & Procedure 2020
Support 4 Supplies Fund – Student Grant
The Support 4 Supplies Fund, formerly known as the Kelly Fund, offers limited financial assistance to currently enrolled College for Creative Studies students. This funding is meant for students experiencing financial hardship and is ONLY available once financial aid options are exhausted including Federal, State and Institutional Grants. This funding will be made available on a case-by-case basis and is intended to assist students with the purchase of required supplies, as indicated by your instructor, from the CCS Bookstore/Printshop. These funds are not meant to offset remaining balances or to be used in lieu of other financial aid award offers. This is not a loan.
Examples of supplies or services the Support 4 Supplies Fund may be used for: art supplies, processing supplies, photographic equipment otherwise not available to be borrowed through CCS, production or presentation materials, laminating, large poster-size prints, and props for production purposes. If approved, grant funds will be applied toward CCS Bookstore/Printshop purchases.
To apply, please request the Support 4 Supplies Fund Emergency Supplies Relief form by emailing email@example.com to request the form. Please allow for up to 2 business days for a response. Please include the budget needed and an itemized list of supplies or services. Each item must contain the purchase price. Requests may be made up to a limit of $500 per semester. A student may apply for the Support for Supplies Fund a maximum of 3x while attending CCS. Funding may not be approved for all requests and is limited to availability and is not applicable when sponsored project funds are available.
Equitable Access to Technology Grant
The Equitable Access to Technology Grant, provided by the Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) offers limited technology assistance to currently enrolled full-time College for Creative Studies students experiencing a level of financial hardship, leaving them otherwise unable to purchase the technology to complete their work/assignments. This funding will be made available on a case-by-case basis and is intended to assist students. The Equitable Access to Technology Grant will be used for the Xencelabs tablet rental fee for a semester or a full academic year.
To apply, please request the Equitable Access to Technology Grant form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request the form. Once the grant is approved, present the signed form to AVS Director Jerome Burns at the Ford AVC office. Please allow for up to 2 business days for a response.
We are delighted to announce the Equitable Access to Technology Grant that will allow disadvantaged students to gain access to critical technology throughout the academic and summer months to aid toward successful matriculation. This program will be overseen by AVS Director, Jerome Burns and Chief Diversity Officer, Deirdre Young with the support of the Office of Financial Aid. Beginning this term, students who qualify for this grant will be eligible to gain access to XenceLabs drawing tablets for the academic year.
We would like to thank Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) for allocating program administration funds toward this initiative. Kresge Arts in Detroit is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies.
Equitable Access to Technology- Laptop Loan Program
The Equitable Access to Technology Laptop Loan Program policy is designed to be a resource for CCS students experiencing documented financial hardship toward the production of school projects via laptop while enrolled at CCS. Students who qualify are selected based on financial aid records and/or a detailed document explaining the reason for the financial hardship. Applications for the Laptop Loan Program will be taken on a first come first serve basis as the supply is limited.
To apply for the Equitable Access to Technology Laptop Loan Program, students must request the Equitable Access to Technology Laptop Loan Program form by emailing email@example.com. After verification of financial hardship students will submit the laptop loan application for approval from the Chief Diversity Officer. Once the laptop loan application is approved, students present the signed form to the AVS Director at the Taubman AVC Office to receive the laptop. The laptop is loaned for one academic year at a time and must be returned at the end of the Winter semester, when a student graduates, or when a student leaves the institution. Applications for this program will be reviewed annually by the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusion as well as Financial Aid to verify the student still meets the qualifying criteria.
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