Lavender Graduation 2019 will take place on Friday, April 26th from 4-6 p.m. at The HUB (Blackbridge Hall)
Please RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/GCLavGrad19 by Friday, April 19 (We ask that everyone, not just graduates, that is planning to attend RSVP to help us plan for the event!)
Additionally, do you know of a student, faculty, or staff member that has made an impact on GC's campus for the LGBTQ+ community? Nominate them for the first LGBTQ+ Student Leader of the Year Award or Faculty and Staff LGBTQ+ Community Impact Award! www.tinyurl.com/GCLavGradAwards19
This special ceremony serves to celebrate graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies for their strength and persistence in the face of adversity, as well as their achievements and contributions to the university. Participating students (undergraduate and graduate) will receive a certificate and lavender cords. They will also have the opportunity to personally thank an individual who has helped them through their college career.
As a note, Lavender Graduation 2019 is for anyone graduating in 2019 - if you are a December graduate, please feel free to participate in this ceremony as we only have a May ceremony at this time.
Lavender Graduation is a cultural ceremony that celebrates our graduating LGBTQ+ and ally students. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created in 1995 at the University of Michigan by Dr. Ronni Sanlo. Once denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation, she came to understand the commonly felt rejection and discouragement experienced by her students.