Programming Grants for CBFOs

Fraternity & Sorority Life is pleased to offer microgrants to UM Culturally-Based Fraternal Organizations (CBFO) to provide support around individual, chapter, and community wellness. These micro-grants will support well-being programming that aligns U-M Dimensions of Well-being in NPHC and MGC chapters and councils. While the model of well-being will serve as a guide, CBFOs are encouraged to consider the ways in which wellness manifests in their communities and incorporate that into their new or existing programming. Overall, it is the goal of these micro-grants to (1) support the unique needs of the members in our CBFOs as they pertain to cultural definitions and representations of well-being and mental health and to (2) assist members in developing initiatives that enhance the impact of their own programming in ways that feel the most meaningful and applicable to them.
In order to receive a CBFO Wellbeing Microgrant, an NPHC or MGC chapter

  • will submit an application detailing the specifics of their proposed event.  
  • demonstrate the ways in which their programming connects to a dimension of well-being (they are welcome to interpret this in any ways that fits their needs).
  • be a registered student organization with the Center for Campus Involvement in the current academic year (at time of application) with authorized signer
  • have an active University Fund Account through the Student Organization Account Service (SOAS) in good standing

Once the appliation is reviewed, chapters will 

  • have a brief consultation with the Health & Well-being Specialist, Health & Well-being Grad, or other designated staff to review the specifics of the event and discuss how the FSL office can provide any
  • work with the Administrative Coordinator on reimbursement.
  • complete a post-event survey that explains how their event went and what feedback
    they received from attendees. 

What are the 8 Dimensins of Wellness

  • Physical: The role that you take in maintaining your body for strength, vitality, and energy
  • Emotional Mental: Being aware and managing your feelings, being at peace with who you are, and having the tools you need to weather life's ups and downs. Environmental: Reflects the impact your environment (home, school, city, planet) has on you and the impact you have on the environment.
  • Financial: Your relationship with money and skills for managing resources, as well as your ability to make good consumer choices and seek out appropriate financial opportunities.
  • Occupational: The work you choose to do and how it contributes to your community and fulfills you.
  • Social: How you choose to define and connect with your community and the people around you.
  • Intellectual: Feeling stimulated and engaged with learning and staying open to new ideas and perspectives
  • Spiritual: Your understanding of your place and purpose, how you make meaning of what happens to you, and what your mind goes to for comfort or relief.