Call for nominations for 2018 Lavender Graduation

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2018 Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony. This is an annual event sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center that 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. This year’s event will be Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waterfront Room, Hunt Union.

Students, faculty and staff members are invited to cast nominations for awards, and those planning to attend will need to RSVP. RSVP and nomination forms and details are available on the GSRC website at Nominations are due by noon on Friday, April 6.

Please see below for award details:


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.


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.