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Lavender Graduation

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2015 Lavender Graduation

Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6pm HUB-Heritage Hall


Applications for 2015 Lavender Graduation will be available February 1st, 2015


What is Lavender Graduation?

An inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community from all of the Penn State University campuses

Who participates in Lavender Graduation?

Graduating students from all Penn State locations.

Recognizing the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTA community face, the ceremony gives Penn State, graduating students, family, friends, faculty, administrators, peers, allies, and significant supporters the opportunity to holistically embrace each student at the conclusion of the undergraduate or graduate journey.

What happens there?

The ceremony includes time to thank a significant supporter (Significant Other Ceremony) and a time to celebrate the achievements of each graduate. As part of the ceremony, graduates receive a rainbow tassel, stole, and graduation certificate.

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