On April 22, 2016, VCU hosts Lavender Graduation, a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating gender and sexual orientation minority students and their allies.

All students who participate receive a rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia during Commencement activities and are invited to join the LGBT and Allies Alumni Chapter.

For more information, contact the Lavender Graduation Committee at lavgrad@vcu.edu.


To participate, please register by April 18. Attendance is free for you and up to three guests. December 2015 and August 2016 graduates and their guests also are invited to attend.



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