Texas Tech University


The fourth annual Lavender Graduation at Texas Tech will be held May 16, 2019 in the SUB Matador Room with doors opening (and meal service beginning) at 5:00 p.m. and the program beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. LGBTQIA students and those committed to their practice of 'allyship' from Texas Tech University (all colleges and schools) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center graduating this May, August, or December are invited to participate.

Begun at Texas Tech by the RISE Office, this gathering hosts our LGBTQIA students and their families (biological or not!), as well as other invited guests, for dinner and a recognition ceremony for participating graduates. We will also have remarks from campus administrators and others.

Attire is business casual (no academic regalia required). Photographs will be taken of interested participants along with their guests and electronically delivered following the event. 

The deadline to register was May 3, 2019. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the Office.

Remarks will be provided by Emma Shinn, J.D., USMC, Ret. 

In addition to remarks by our special guest, two participating students will be chosen, based on service to the LGBTQIA community, and their engaging and inspirational story. The identities of these two students will be revealed during the program.

Want to learn more about the history of Lavender Graduation? Check out this great resource.