Lavender Graduation is a ceremony held at the end of each academic year, to recognize graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. It is a way to acknowledge the achievements made throughout these students' college careers. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony affirms the personhood of LGBT students by celebrating their academic successes as well as honoring their personal journey and growth. Through the support provided by programs such as Lavender Graduation, a ripple effect is created and these students are enabled to provide guidance to others in the LGBT community.
All graduating seniors who identify as LGBTQAI, are invited to participate in our separate ceremony. You will receive a purple tassle and recognition in our ceremony. We would love to celebrate YOU and your accomplishments here at JMU. Parents, partners, family, friends and other supporters are welcome to attend.