The Third Annual Lavender Graduation Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 28 in the Library (Building 1L) Archives (Room 216) from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The ceremony is open to all graduating students in all departments. We will also be honoring  CSI alumni, faculty, and staff who were unable to participate in a Lavender Graduation Reception when they graduated. Ten spots have been reserved for LGBTQ faculty and staff.

Please register for Lavender Graduation Reception by Thursday, May 22, 2014.

To participate in the 2014 Lavender Graduation Reception, please email Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Coordinator of the LGBTQ Resource Center, at with the following information:

-Your Full Name
-Degree Earned/Major/Course of Study
-Any prior degrees you hold, and from where you received them
-Your plans, post-graduation.
-Optional: Any involvement in the LGBTQ community that you wish to have recognized (leadership positions, projects, programs, research, etc).

In our third year, Lavender Graduation Reception is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students at the College of Staten Island. We seek to recognize graduating students, former alumni, and current faculty and staff. The Lavender Graduation Reception provides a safe space to honor those graduating students, not only for their scholastic achievements, but for their successes, challenges, obstacles, and achievements navigating their time at CSI as a member of the LGBTQ community. We seek to recognize and honor students, not only for what they have done, but for being who they are.