NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center




SGDRC to host Lavender Graduation

New Mexico State University's Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center will host the eighth biannual Lavender Graduation at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the NMSU Golf Course Club House.


"At Lavender Graduation, we honor GLBTQ and Ally students who are graduating that semester," said Jessica Spohn, coordinator for NMSU's SGDRC.

The celebration includes a dinner, a keynote speaker and the distribution of academic and leadership diversity stoles, which can be worn at commencement.

The rainbow-colored academic and leadership diversity stoles are awarded to graduating students who are in the GLBTQ and Ally community, and who have excelled academically or have displayed exemplary leadership qualities on campus or in the community.

Tickets to the event are $20 and are available for anyone who would like to attend the dinner or donate tickets to low-income students. Tickets can be purchased or donated by accessing the SGDRC website at shopcart.nmsu.edu/shop/sgdrc. Diversity stoles can also be donated online.

Tickets and stoles can be purchased by cash or check in the Office of Student Diversity and Outreach, Garcia Annex Room 235. To purchase tickets or stoles through an index number, visit the Office of Student Diversity and Outreach or call Carla Anaya at 575-646-1729.

Tickets will be available for purchase until 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. They will not be sold the day of the event.

For more information, contact Spohn at sgdrc@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7031, or Carla Anaya at canaya@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1729.