Annual Lavender Reception Ceremony
A ceremony recognizing and celebrating Dickinson's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQQIA) graduating students and alumni as well as their families, friends, and supporters
April 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Lavender Reception 2015
Applications Due: Friday, April 10th by 4:30pm
What is a Lavender Reception?An inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQQIAA) community from Dickinson College
Who participates in a Lavender Reception?Traditionally, graduating students have been the only recognized individuals in Lavender Reception ceremonies. Since Dickinson has now established an institutionally sponsored Office of LGBTQ Services, the Office wishes to also recognize the LGBTQQIAA alumni community from Dickinson. Acknowledging the challenges that alumni might have faced and a previous lack of resources, the new Office would like to welcome back alumni with graduating students and raise awareness of the new energy and exciting changes happening at Dickinson around LGBTQQIAA issues.
Recognizing the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTQQIAA community face, the ceremony gives graduating students, family, friends, faculty, administrators, peers, allies, and significant supporters the opportunity to holistically embrace each student at the conclusion of their undergraduate journey.
Friday, April 17th 2015
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Graduating Students and Alumni Recognition Ceremony
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Reception and Celebration
Where:Stern Center - Great Room
What:The ceremony includes time to thank significant supporters and a time to celebrate the achievements of each graduate and alumni member. As part of the ceremony, graduates and alumni receive a rainbow symbol from Dickinson and a certificate honoring their resiliency and courage.
How to sign up:This reception will be an annual event occurring each spring. If you are an alum or someone who plans to graduate this spring, please RSVP here!
Please complete the online form which includes: general information (name and contact information), graduation information (degree and major), significant supporter information (someone who has supported you during your time as a student at Dickinson and you would like to thank during the ceremony) and a brief biography for us to print in the program.
Are there specific awards given during the ceremony?
Yes, there are two awards given at the Lavender Reception. Please review the descriptions below and feel free to submit your nominations at the links provided.
Faculty, Staff, and/or Student Outstanding Service Award
We seek nominations of individuals within the Dickinson College community who identify as queer and have shown outstanding service regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) concerns. The definition of service is open to interpretation, but all nominees should be active participants in improving the climate and culture at Dickinson concerning LGBTQ issues. Please complete the nomination form below. Self-nominations are accepted. Please click here to nominate someone now!
Ally Recognition Award
We seek nominations of individuals within Dickinson College who have identified as an ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and have shown outstanding service regarding LGBTQ concerns. The definition of service is open to interpretation, but all nominees should be active participants in improving the climate and culture at Dickinson College concerning LGBTQ issues. Please complete the nomination form below. Self-nominations are accepted. Please click here to nominate someone now!
To review previous recipients of these awards, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of LGBTQ Services at LGBTQ@Dickinson.edu.
The Lavender Reception is sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services