Call for Nominations for 2017 Lavender Graduation

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2017 Lavender Graduation which recognizes exceptional service, leadership, and activism on behalf of the LGBTQIA community. Awards will honor graduating Seniors and Faculty/Staff members for their outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion at SUNY Oneonta.

Students, faculty and staff members are invited to cast nominations for awards. The complete call for nominations document is online on our Web Page and the deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM Monday, April 10, 2017.



Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony – SUNY Oneonta

If you are graduating in May, August, or December 2017 and are interested in being recognized at the Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony by receiving a lavender …

Recognizes a Senior and member of the LGBTQIA community for:

  • Extraordinary service and outstanding leadership to support and build the LGBTQIA campus community and to promote LGBTQIA issues and awareness at SUNY Oneonta;
  • Commitment and outstanding contribution to raising awareness and being an activist and voice for change;
  • Contribution to and involvement in SUNY Oneonta LGBTQIA life and enduring commitment to building community and educating the campus about LGBTQIA issues; OR
  • Tremendous effort to serve the LGBT community through building coalitions across groups at SUNY Oneonta.

Recognizes a Senior for their important contributions as a (heterosexual and cisgender) friend and ally of the LGBTQIA community. Honorees may have:

  • Been an active member of the SUNY Oneonta LGBTQA community;
  • Helped with special projects;
  • Raised awareness and participated in activism; OR
  • Provided both a safe space and a voice for LGBTQIA issues at SUNY Oneonta


  • This award recognizes excellence and commitment in building connections between the LGBTQA community and broader student life (Residential Life, Greek life, Athletics, Multiculturalism, Student Association, etc.)


  • Recognizes outstanding dedication, service, and leadership to the LGBTQIA Students and SUNY Oneonta Campus Community.