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Lavender Ceremony (formerly Lambda Celebration)

We are So Proud

Each June, we present our Lambda Awards at our annual Lavender Ceremony (formerly called the 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. For 2024, we will also recognize Toi Thibodeaux as an Icon our of 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 Awards.

The evening includes a guest speaker keynote and a delicious catered meal. Graduates don rainbow tassels and lavender cords as a commemorative touch to this celebratory night.

Online forms now open:
  • Lavender Ceremony RSVP form for Thursday, June 6, 6pm @ HUB 302 South - Thank you for being part of the celebration!
  • Graduating Students Recognition form - click here to register Highlanders can still pick up a rainbow tassel and lavender cord from the LGBTRC in 245 Costo Hall with a completed form.
  • “You Got Me Through” Awards form is now closed
  • Lambda Awards Nominations are now closed for 2024.
  • LGBTQIA Student Leadership Scholarship applications are now closed for 2024.