Lavendar Graduation

Lavendar Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual event recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of graduating seniors of the LGBTQIA+ community at Temple University. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and assist in celebrating the contributions of our graduates.

This intimate afternoon event provides opportunity for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff and alumni to connect one last time before graduation and summer break.

During this timeframe, IDEAL will also recognize 2-3 staff/faculty members for their outstanding work and contributions in advancing gender and sexuality inclusion. Eligibility for this honor is consistent with the following qualifications:


  • Enrolled, matriculating student at Temple University
  • Expected to graduate in May or December of 2020
  • Is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Completion of the nomination, either by self nominating OR being nominated by someone

This year's celebration will be held on TBA in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Underground. At this time recipients will be honored as IDEAL provides a year in review focused on gender and sexuality inclusion at the university. Recipients of this event will receive the following:

  • Rainbow honor cords
  • Lavender Award