Annual Lavender Reception Ceremony

A ceremony recognizing and celebrating Dickinson's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQQIAA) graduating students and alumni as well as their families, friends, and supporters

 

 

Lavender Reception 2017: Friday, April 21 at 6pm

 

Applications Due: Thursday, April 13 by 4:30pm 

 

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What is a Lavender Reception?

An inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQQIAA) community at Dickinson College

 

Who participates in a Lavender Reception?

Recognizing the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTQQIA community and their allies 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.

 

 

 

 

 

When:

Friday, April 21, 2017

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Graduating Students Recognition Ceremony
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Reception and Celebration

Where:

Stern Center - Great Room
Dickinson College

 

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 been actively involved in social justice work to create a more inclusive Dickinson community. 

These individuals may have shown:

-Proven and documented leadership and service on campus to the LGBTQQIA community at Dickinson

-Dedication to working towards improving campus or community policies affecting LGBTIQQIA-identified persons;

-Solidarity and coalition building within the LGBTQQIA community

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 shown active allyship to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual community at Dickinson College. 

This person's personal commitment to fighting oppression and prejudice should reflect a willingness to: 

-educate oneself about different identities and experiences

-challenge one’s own discomfort and prejudices

-learn and practice the skills of being an ally

-take action to create interpersonal, societal and institutional change.  

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