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

Support 4 Supplies Fund – Student Grant 

The Support 4 Supplies Fund, formerly known as the Kelly Fund, offers limited financial assistance to currently enrolled full-time College for Creative Studies students experiencing a level of financial hardship, leaving them otherwise unable to purchase the supplies necessary for completing their work/assignments. Requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are intended to assist students who are facing difficult financial decisions in order to complete CCS course work, not to fulfill students’ wish-list items. 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 purchases.

To apply, please request the Support 4 Supplies Fund Emergency Supplies Relief form by emailing diversity@collegeforcreativestudies.edu 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, and the fund may be used twice during the academic year by the same student. Funding may not be approved for all requests and is limited to availability, and is not applicable when sponsored project funds are available.