Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Ethnic & Gender campus locations are closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and available to support you along your Highlander journey. We look forward to being back on campus and supporting you in-person. Please continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering, and maintain physical distance.

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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 twenty years it has been our chance to pay tribute to the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to our LGBTQ+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.

In April 2022, online forms will open for:
  • Lambda Awards nominations
  • LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship applications
  • “You Got Me Through” Awards form
  • Graduating Students Recognition form


Celebrating with Pride Our 2021 Graduating Students