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2024 Lavender Celebration

Are you a rising graduate? The LGBTQIA Resource Center would love for you to consider being recognized during our 2024 Lavender Celebration! 

If you are a graduating student who would like to be recognized at the event or receive the senior gifts, you must fill out the Graduate Recognition Form. Students who finished their degree programs in fall or winter of 2023 or who plan to graduate in 2024 (May, August, or December) are invited to participate in this event. All graduates who would like to be recognized in person at Lavender Celebration must also RSVP for Lavender Celebration. 

If you would like to attend Lavender Celebration (as a graduate or non graduate), you must RSVP no later than Friday, March 15. If you have any questions, please contact Tegra Myanna. 

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Every year, all members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to our annual Lavender Celebration. Families of our graduating students are also welcome to attend.

First presented in 2015, Lavender Celebration also recognizes individuals, departments, and organizations that have made Georgia Tech a safer and more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual students, faculty, staff, and alumni through the presentation of awards. 

Students need not have been active in LGBTQIA organizations or the LGBTQIA Resource Center to be recognized. Graduating students who are honored at this ceremony will receive a ceremonial Lavender Diploma to serve as a keepsake from your time here.

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Who can be recognized at Lavender Graduation?

The ceremony recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students who are graduating. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. All graduating students who want to be recognized must register. 

Can I just go to this instead of the big Georgia Tech Commencement Ceremony?

Lavender Graduation is not a replacement for the campus-wide commencement ceremony in May but rather an additional opportunity for you to celebrate and reflect on your time at Georgia Tech with other members of the LGBTQIA community.

Can I invite my family, professors, and/or friends?

Yes! Just make sure they RSVP.

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I identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer/intersex/asexual but haven't been really involved in queer activities or groups during my time at Tech. Can I still be recognized at Lavender Graduation?

Absolutely! Involvement in LGBTQIA organizations is not a prerequisite for being honored at the ceremony. As we introduce our graduating students, we'll recognize many of their different achievements from their time at Tech.

Why should I participate as a graduate?

Lavender Graduation rewards you for your accomplishments while being a student at Tech and serves as a formal farewell to the community. It also gives you the opportunity to connect with our LGBTQIA alumni and to learn how you can stay involved with LGBTQIA life at Tech after graduation. This will be a fun and memorable celebration with your queer peers that you'll always remember.

I want to attend Lavender Graduation to support our graduates. Do I need to RSVP?

Yes! We just ask that you please RSVP!