Lavender Graduation

As Commencement approaches we want to let the campus know about our 8th annual Lavender Graduation, a ceremony to celebrate our LGBTQ+ graduates. It is a chance for us to honor their accomplishments, struggles, being their authentic selves, and create community.

Lavender Graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 29 in the Campus Center (Building 1C), Green Dolphin Lounge at 4:00pm.

If you are a graduating LGBTQ+ student and would like to join us at the ceremony, please register online.

We also honor LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and alumni who have not had the chance to participate in a Lavender ceremony before. The campus community is also welcome to come and support the graduates. Please RSVP at the above link.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremiah Jurkiewicz.

Congratulations to all graduates.



CSI Food Pantry – April Dates

The Office of Student Life would like to remind our campus community of a vital resource for our students facing food insecurity. If you, or a student you know, are having difficulties finding food to eat, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide relief. The Food Pantry is located in the Green Dolphin Lounge within the Campus Center (Building 1C) and will provide free food for our students on a weekly basis. The Food Pantry hours will be from 10:00am to noon on the dates listed below:

  • Friday, Apr. 5
  • Thursday, Apr. 11
  • Friday, Apr. 19
  • Friday, Apr. 26

If the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Office of Student Life at 718.982.3088 to make an appointment.

Film and Training Today

Today at 3:00pm in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Room 221, the NYC Commission for Human Rights will be doing a presentation about LGBTQ Workplace Rights.

The NYC Commission on Human Rights enforces the NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest human rights laws in the nation. The Law protects New Yorkers against discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation, bias-based profiling, discriminatory harassment, lending practices, and retaliation.

Also,  the second annual LGBTQ Film Festival starts today. The Times of Harvey Milk is being shown in the Library (Building 1L), Room 103 at 2:30pm with a talkback with Prof. Anne Hays.

“CSI’s Got Talent!”


The Division of Student and Enrollment Services/Office of Student Life, along with Student Government and the Campus Activities Board, presents “CSI’s Got Talent!” on Wednesday Apr. 17 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Williamson Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Who will go home with the $2,250 Grand Prize?

Many talented students auditioned. Our final 12 have been selected and will compete for the Grand Prize of $2,250 for first place, $750 for second place, and $250 forthird place. Who will win? Join us to find out.

“CSI’s Got Talent” is a student talent show featuring CSI’s most talented musicians, singers, spoken word artists, and instrumentalists. The competition is judged by CSI faculty, staff, and students. The event will be hosted by Casey Jost from TruTV’s Inside Jokes… an offshoot of the popular Impractical Jokers series along with Jay Miller from Mid Evenings with Jay Miller.

Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (718.982.2787) for $5. This event sells out quickly, so buy your tickets early.


Slavery and Resistance on Staten Island

Please join us at CSI-St. George tomorrow, Apr. 2 at 2:30pm in SG-105 for an important lecture given by our current John J. Marchi Visiting Scholar, Rev. Dr. George McClain. The title of his lecture is “Slavery and Resistance on Staten Island 1640-1783.”

This illustrated presentation will discuss the nature of slavery on Staten Island in the early years, from 1640 to the American Revolution. The presentation will compare the initial period of Dutch rule with the later British colonial rule and then the dramatic changes that came with the American Revolution. Emphasis will be on the heroic forms of resistance that enslaved Staten Islanders, employed to maximize their exercise of freedom.

This is a double CLUE event.