For many historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students, graduating from college signifies success not only for themselves but also for their family and friends. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion recognizes the importance of this milestone with annual Cultural Graduation Celebrations coordinated by the HUB Cultural Center in partnership with a committee of students, staff, and faculty. The committee is charged with honoring the diversity of our students, acknowledging their identities, and commemorating a successful college career. These celebrations are meant to complement and not replace the university’s commencement ceremonies. Deadline is March 1st.
Cultural Graduation Celebrations provide students the opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped them on their journey. They also honor the importance of overcoming systemic barriers within higher education and affirm the different paths that lead to academic success. For questions about cultural grad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.