VCU Hosts Inaugural Lavender Graduation

Event recognizes LGBT graduating seniors with special ceremony

The VCU Office of Diversity’s LGBT Subcommittee of the University Equity and Diversity Committee presents the inaugural Lavender Graduation, a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating gender and sexual minority students on campus.

The VCU Lavender Graduation will be held on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Scott House, 909 W. Franklin St.

Almost 40 LGBT students are registered to participate, and the event is expected to draw more than 100 additional attendees. Participants will receive a rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia at the university’s official commencement activities in May.

Lavender graduation ceremonies began in 1995 on the campus of the University of Michigan, and have since expanded to universities around the country.