Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation is an annual commencement celebration to recognize the achievements of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and questioning students. We invite all graduating LGBTQIA+ students, friends, and allies to join us!


Join us on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 4pm

More information on this years' celebration can be found on ConnectSU

Lavender Graduation Awards

The Sylvia Rivera Award for Queer Activism

This award recognizes a graduating undergraduate student who positively and consistently impacts the LGBTQIA+ community.  This student serves as a role model and inspires others to action, promotes a safe environment, and educates the Seattle University community on important LGBTQIA+ related issues.

The Cari Urabe Scholar-Advocate Award

This award recognizes a graduating graduate or law student who positively and consistently impacts the LGBTQIA+ community. Specifically, recognizing the work they do in advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community through institutional and policy change.

Award for Advancing Inclusion in Campus Life

This award recognizes one staff member or faculty member at Seattle University who has gone above and beyond the requirements of their position to advance an understanding of LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies by creating a more welcoming and affirming climate at Seattle University.