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San Diego State University

Lavender Graduation

Wednesday May 7th, 2014

2:00pm-4:00pm Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

Lavender Graduation is open to all students graduating in the spring semester or earlier who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or allies. It celebrates the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students who are part of our LGBTQIA campus, and also gives awards to faculty, staff or administrators who have enhanced the campus climate for LGBTQIA students. Students receive a certificate and rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia during commencement and an invitation to join the LGBTQIA Alumni Chapter.


Download the 2014 Lavender Graduation Flyer


To participate, e-mail Dr. Esther Rothblum erothblu@mail.sdsu.edu with the following: 

  • Your name as you would like it to appear on a certificate 
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree you are receiving
  • Your major & minor 
  • The estimated number of guests

This year is Free Thanks to the support of our Sponsors.  

This event is co-sponsored by Robert DeKoven, The Office of the President, President’s Advisory Committee on Equality, Safe Zones, the Pride Action Committee, the LGBT Studies Major, The SDSU LGBT Alumni Association.


Come and celebrate SDSU's LGBTQ graduates!

Note: Photos and video coverage may be present at this event. If you are not comfortable being video taped or photographed please contact Dr. Esther Rothblum to discuss alternative accomodations.

This event does not replace the official commencement ceremony. You will not receive your diploma until the commencement.