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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.

The Lambda Celebration cannot take place in person in 2021 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, April 26 to Receive a Pride Package!

The LGBT Resource Center has created a Pride Package for students graduating in 2020-21. Register online and we will mail it to you this quarter. Please complete the form by Monday, April 26, noon.


$1,000 Scholarship Applications Due Monday, April 26 to Receive a Pride Package! 

Current UCR undergraduate and graduate students may apply online by April 26 to receive the LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship. Read eligibility criteria and apply online here by Monday, April, 26, noon. 


Lambda Awards Nominations Due Monday, April 26.

Nominate a UCR individual or organization for a Lambda Award for contributions to the UCR LGBTQ+ campus community. Nominations are due by April 26, noon. Read about the awards and submit a nomination here: https://out.ucr.edu/our-campus/lambda-awards.

Celebrating with Pride Our 2020 Graduating Students