The Office of Quaker Affairs and Religious/Spiritual Life is charged with nurturing Haverford's spiritual communities and living Quaker heritage, and has funding available to assist students interested in bringing events related to these areas to the Haverford community.
We can offer students small grants to carry out projects and events that have a connection to Quaker issues or religious/spiritual life – workshops, speaker fees, food at events, community service projects, transportation to off-campus events, or whatever else you can dream up. We're also happy to collaborate with other Haverford offices to co-fund larger projects.
In the past, we have sponsored or co-sponsored workshops on campus such as the Alternatives to Violence Project, student participation in conferences such as the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the Young Adult Leadership Development program at Pendle Hill, retreats for Quaker students to Snipes Farm and Pendle Hill, and a wide variety of events linked to Religion and Spirituality Week.
Our budget is not particularly extensive, but the Quaker Affairs Office is budgeting about $1,000 for student grants. The size of grant offered will vary based on the needs of the project, but we are anticipating offering grants for anywhere between $25-$400. Our emphasis will be on grants in the $150-$200 range and smaller grants of $25-$50. We will also have a separate fund for transportation to off-campus events, and a supply of SEPTA tokens/tickets on hand.
If you have any questions or want to discuss potential projects - whether you have a grand vision that needs threshing out, or just want to talk through some logistical details - contact Walter Sullivan at wsulliva [at] haverford.edu, and you are always welcome to stop by the office.