ceremony recognizing and celebrating Dickinson's lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) graduating students
and alumni as well as their families, friends, and supporters
Due: April 12th by 4:30pm
is a Lavender Reception?
inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating
students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community from Dickinson College
participates in a Lavender Reception?
graduating students have been the only recognized individuals in Lavender
Reception ceremonies. Since Dickinson has now established an intuitionally
sponsored Office of LGBTQ Services, the Office wishes to also recognize the LGBTQQIA
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 LGBTQQIA issues.
the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTQQIA 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
– 7:00 pm - Graduating Students and Alumni Recognition Ceremony
– 8:30 pm – Reception and Celebration
center - Great Room
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.
to sign up:
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!
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 new awards being launched for 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 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.
Lavender Reception is sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services
you have any questions, please contact the Office of LGBTQ Services at LGBTQ@Dickinson.edu.