Lavender Graduation

Lavendar Graduation

The Office of Multicultural Services & Programs and the LGBTQ Student Resource Center in partnership with Spectrum are asking you to attend the Lavender Graduation Ceremonies. Each ceremony will be held in the Hulman Memorial Student Union.

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration intended to bring the entire LGBTQ+ community together to celebrate the success of our students. ANY LGBTQ+ student AND ally can take part in Lavender Graduation. Students do not need to have been a member of Spectrum student organization to participate and be recognized.

History of Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo at the University of Michigan in 1995. The annual ceremony was created to recognize LGBTQ students and acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university.

Lavendar Fall 2021 Graduation will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5-7pm in the Hulman Memorial Student Union, DeDe II.

There is no charge to participate or attend. There is no required dress code for friends and families. However, we are asking all graduates participating in the ceremony to wear their cap and gown. Students that participate will receive rainbow tassels.

All faculty, staff, students, family, friends, and community members are welcome!


Spring 2021 Lavender Graduation Photo Gallery


If you have questions regarding the Lavendar Graduation, please contact Aryn Long <>

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Hulman Memorial Student Union

7th Floor
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Phone: 812-237-2877
Fax: 812-237-8774

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Resource Center Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM