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Action Item: Institute Lavender Celebration for graduating seniors


The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Institute an end-of-the-year Lavender Celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of graduating seniors who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Updates as of March 30, 2022

  • Moving forward, the University has committed to providing annual funding for the Lavender Celebration.

Updates as of June 8, 2021

  • On June 9, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a collective of campus partners representing offices from various units will hold the second Annual Lavender Celebration, a ceremony conducted to recognize unique achievements of graduating seniors who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Updates as of May 20, 2020

  • Due to the pandemic, Clark’s inaugural Lavender Celebration was held virtually in May 2020. Seniors received a private video montage, as well as certificates, rainbow graduation tassels, and commemorative brochures. The video featured photos of students who signed up to participate in the celebration, as well as short congratulatory messages from faculty and staff.