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Intensive and Pitch Competition Series

Thriving Universities Intensive and Pitch Competition: Designing and Innovating to enSure underRepresented University Personnel Thrive (DISRUPT).


Our September 2021 Intensive and Pitch Competition was a success!  The University of Texas at San Antonio, Florida International University, Portland State University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas submitted pitch projects that

DISRUPT organizational and academic culture to ensure the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented/ minoritized faculty and/or staff. Click on the picture below to view the submissions.


Intensive & Pitch Competition Series

The Intensive and Pitch Competitions are two-day, condensed capacity-building, idea-sharing, and skill-building convenings meant to spur innovation and action around issues of racial justice and equity in the university-city ecosystem. The competition is an opportunity for universities and community partners to articulate new or ongoing projects designed to improve outcomes for stakeholders in the university-city ecosystem and receive feedback from their peers in the education community. 

Day 1: Participants engage with national experts on the designated theme.

Day 2: Teams present their video pitch submission to their peers. The winning university team will receive a $20,000 mini-grant! 

**Past ARJE Scholar Winners can participate but not win the $20,000 mini-grant.**

Please check back frequently to learn more about the date and theme for the next Advancing Racial Justice & Equity Intensive & Pitch Competition. 

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