LGBTQ+ Student Services

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony to celebrate LGBTQ+ graduates started in 1995 by Dr. Ronni Sanlo at the University of Michigan after she was denied the opportunity to see her children graduate due to her sexual orientation. While the first ceremony had only three graduates, it has since grown into a national movement that takes place at hundreds of universities across the country.

CSU's Lavender Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 12 and is a chance to celebrate the achievements of our LGBTQ+ graduates. Honorees will be able to invite 2 guests to a banquet with a keynote speaker and awards ceremony. Graduates will also receive rainbow cords to wear on graduation day.

To sign up for Lavender Graduation 2022 go to: 
Please sign up by April 13, 2022

You can view the Lavender Graduation virtual ceremony for 2020-2021 here: