LGBTQ Center

Lavender Graduation

students in graduation gowns tossing caps, lavender sunset
The Q Center is proud to announce the University's first Lavender Graduation ceremony, 7 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017, C4 Multipurpose Room.

Lavender Graduation is held at colleges and universities around the country as a way to honor the success of LGBTQ graduates and allies. Our ceremony will incorporate speakers, entertainment, awards, and lavender graduation cap tassels as we celebrate student success!

One of the most exciting aspects of planning our first ceremony is the development of our very first awards!  We welcome your nominations for one or more of these awards. READ EACH CATEGORY CAREFULLY AS EACH AWARD HAS DIFFERENT PARAMETERS FOR NOMINATION.  Nominations are due by 5 pm, April 7th.

Find the nomination form here.

OUTstanding Award

This award is open to a graduating student who is a member of the LGBTQ community. This awardee is someone who is open, visible, and unapologetic in their identity. Different from the Activism or Community Involvement awardee, this awardee has overcome stereotypes and social norms to extend boundaries as a trailblazer at Binghamton University, for example in STEM majors or athletics.

Any currently enrolled student or faculty/staff member of Binghamton University may nominate a student for this award. You cannot nominate yourself for this award.

Ellen Degeneres "Sunshine" Award

This award is open to a graduating student who is a member of the LGBTQ community that is caring, friendly, welcoming, and optimistic. This student goes out of their way to help others and is able to transcend cliques and social groups, in order to help everyone feel like they have a friend and a place within Binghamton University. This person will always cheer you up with a smile and a funny story, to make sure that your day is as positive as possible.

Only graduating students who are members of the LGBTQ community can nominate a student for this award. You cannot nominate yourself for this award.

Community Service Award

This is award is open to a graduating student member of the LGBTQ community. This person has given back to the community through participation in a volunteer organization or contributions made through a special initiative or project that provides a direct benefit to the LGBTQ community at Binghamton.

Anyone at Binghamton University can nominate a graduating student for this award.

Activism Award

This award goes to a graduating student member of the LGBTQ community who has consistently strived to educate and advocate for LGBTQ issues within the university. Student activism should be understood as involvement on campus, leadership in an organization, or organizing activities that address social injustice.

Anyone at Binghamton University can nominate a graduating student for this award.

Ally Award

This award goes to a faculty or staff member of Binghamton University who has served and assisted LGBTQ students. This person is aware of and constantly learning more about how LGBTQ students and the community can be best assisted and supported. This is to honor someone who has worked to try and progress our community and make it a more comfortable place for all students.

Any currently enrolled student who is a member of the LGBTQ community at Binghamton can nominate a faculty or staff member for this award.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 3/20/17