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Lambda Celebration

We are So Proud

Each June, we present our Lambda Awards at our annual Lambda Celebration. For more than twelve years it has been our chance to pay tribute to the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to our LGBT community.

The event also salutes graduating students, our leadership scholarship recipients, and those graduating with a minor in Queer Studies. Other folx are also specially acknowledged by students for their support with our You Got Me Through It Awards.

The evening includes a guest speaker keynote, UCR student performances, and a delicious catered meal. Graduates don rainbow tassels as a commemorative touch to this celebratory night.

The Lambda Celebration cannot take place in person in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, we are still honoring our graduating students, Lambda Awards recipients, and LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholar. Read more below.

Register as a Graduating Student by Monday, May 18 to Receive Pride Package!

UPDATE: Deadline to register has passed. Please contact nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu if you have questions.

The LGBT Resource Center has created a Pride Package for students graduating in 2019-20. Register online and we will mail it to you this quarter, or hold it for you until campus re-opens and you can pick it up in person from the center. Please complete the form by Monday, May 18, noon: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/graduating2020 

$1,000 Scholarship Applications Due Monday, May 18

UPDATE: Deadline to apply has passed. Please contact nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu if you have questions.

Current UCR undergraduate and graduate students may apply online by May 18 to receive the LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship. Read eligibility criteria and apply online here by Monday, May 18, noon: https://out.ucr.edu/our-campus/leadership-scholarships 

Lambda Awards Nominations Due Monday, May 18

UPDATE: Deadline for nominations has passed. Please contact nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu if you have questions.

Nominate a UCR individual or organization for a Lambda Award for contributions to the UCR LGBTQ+ campus community. Nominations are due by May 18, noon. Read about the awards and submit a nomination here: https://out.ucr.edu/our-campus/lambda-awards 

All forms usually go live in Spring 2020.

Nominate Someone for a Lambda Award by May 10

RSVP to the Lambda Celebration

Complete a Graduating Student Form

Recognize Someone Who Got You Through It

See Past Lambda Award Honorees 

Celebrating with Pride Our 2020 Graduating Students