LGBTQA+ Center's Annual Lavender Graduation

April 7, 2022

The LGBTQA+ Center is holding our annual Lavender Graduation Thursday, April 28th from 5:00pm-7:00pm, with a dessert social to follow from 7:00pm-8:00pm sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Sexuality and Gender Identities. Please visit our webpage at for more information.

Lavender Graduation is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating LGBTQA+ students on campus. If you are graduating from an undergraduate or graduate program in May, August, or December of this year, apply to participate in the ceremony here! Applications close Monday, April 18th.

Even if you are not a graduate, we welcome all members of the UNL community to attend. To register, visit the RSVP page here. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 20th.

In addition, the LGBTQA+ Center offers several scholarships for UNL students:

  • The Crompton/Diaz-Perdomo Scholarship honors true heroes in LGBTQA+ rights and leaders in academics, and inspires change and inclusion for students interested in and working toward a more inclusive, welcoming, and socially just environment for the LGBTQA+ community.
  • The Freed/Ebmeier Fine Arts and Creative Writing Scholarship provides financial support to UNL undergraduate students pursuing a major in either the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts or the Department of English with a focus in Creative Writing, who are members of an RSO whose purpose is to support LGBTQA+ students or have been involved with the LGBTQA+ Center at UNL. Applicants must demonstrate integrity and engagement with the LGBTQA+ community. 
  • The Roland Leavitt and Shawn Leavitt Family Scholarship provides a scholarship to UNL undergraduate students who are non-traditional (delayed enrollment more than one year after high school graduation and/or has a primary focus other than school i.e. work, parenting) OR is a student who is a member of an RSO whose purpose is to support LGBTQA+ students, has demonstrated involvement at the LGBTQA+ Center, or is pursuing a minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. Preference will be given to students with a major in the College of Business.

Information about these scholarships and other funding opportunities can be found on our webpage here.

A special thank you to the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities, the Nebraska Alumni Association, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and The Office of the Chancellor for their support of Lavender Graduation.

We look forward to seeing you at Lavender Graduation, and we thank you for your support of UNL's LGBTQA+ community.

Warm Regards, Derrick Gulley Jr, M.A

Program Coordinator LGBTQA+ Center & Women's Center

Student Life and Leadership, Division of Student Affairs