This celebration is for all graduating students of color and their families to
come together in solidarity and acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments
of the students! Delicious food, entertainment, and awards are a few of the
highlights of this remarkable evening! If you are a graduating student of color
you can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know your name, and degree. Also please let us know how many family members will be joining you for the celebration.
Would you like to recognize someone who has made a difference for you during your time here at Seattle University? The following student and staff awards are given during the
celebration each year.
Bayanihan Award - Community Service and InvolvementThis award recognizes an graduating student that has been actively involved
at Seattle University and our local community. She/he serves as a role model
and demonstrates the importance of community involvement and inclusion through
Poder Award – Leadership & ActionThis award recognizes a graduating student who has worked diligently and
consistently to affect positive change among his/her peers and community. This
student serves as a role model and inspires others to action on important
issues that support a positive change. This individual’s actions inspire others
and promote a diverse environment that fosters acceptance and inclusion to all
members of the SU community.
Sankofa Award – Outstanding Faculty and Staff Recognition This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has made a positive
impact on graduating students’ lives and on multicultural advocacy at Seattle
University. This individual may be nominated by any graduating student.
You can download a nomination form from the following
Nomination Extended Deadline: Friday May 17 by 5:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Victoria Benavides email@example.com or