Gender & Sexuality Programs and the Office of Alumni Relations invite LGBTQIA+ identified seniors to apply for recognition through the 2023 Lavender Graduation.

We are looking to recognize graduating Lafayette College students who have made historical and significant contributions to raising the visibility, inclusion, and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ identified people either within the campus or the larger communities.

We are calling on our students, faculty, and staff to nominate students to be recognized as the 2023 class of Lavender Graduates.

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Lafayette Lavender Graduates are students who have made significant contribution to one or more of the following:

1. Raising the visibility, creating community, and/or celebrating the diversity of identifies of the LGBTQIA+ community within the campus or larger communities.

2. Improving the wellbeing, health, safety, and/or sense of belonging for LGBTQIA+ persons within the campus or larger communities.

3. Promoting the meaningful inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community at Lafayette through efforts to enhance equity, advocate for reform, and/or reconcile past injustices.

4. Achieving noteworthy professional, academic, or personal success as a LGBTQIA+ identified member of the Lafayette College community.

Nominations are due by Friday, April 21st at 5:00 PM. Please email a letter of nomination explaining how the student exemplifies the stated criteria and is deserving of this recognition to Thomas Lee at Self-nominations are welcome and highly encouraged.

The 2023 Class of Lafayette Lavender Graduates and guests will be invited to participate at the Lavender Graduation on Friday, May 5th at 4:30 PM.