Diane Rigney Activism Grant

"Many of us long for a world that is committed and respectful of every individual's right to pursue happiness. Our world will not change without taking action. I am honored that I can assist others who will work to fulfill the rights of LGBTQ individuals to live our lives with respect, affirmation, acceptance and equality." --Diane Rigney

Eager to change the world, or at least U of L’s campus? The Diane Rigney Student Activism Grant Program is an opportunity for you to take an idea from your brain to reality and implement a social justice project of your own design!  Projects that are selected for an award will receive financial support, coaching and advice from a seasoned mentor, and the unique chance to showcase your passion for LGBT issues on the University of Louisville campus.

Social justice seeks to create a community without inequities or discrimination for some groups.  By becoming an activist for social justice issues, you not only raise awareness but also encourage others to take action against the inequities on campus and in our community.

The program funds LGBT activism by University of Louisville undergraduate students, up to a maximum award of $500.

Diane Rigney is the generous donor who provided the funds for this exciting new program.  Diane is a lifetime LGBT activist who graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Business and has worked across the country to promote equality for LGBT people.