PennWest University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host the Seventh Annual Lavender Graduation from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29 in Reinhard Community Room, 159 University Blvd., Clarion.

Lavender Graduation is a ceremony acknowledging LGBTQ+ and/or ally graduate and undergraduate students completing degrees in May, August or December 2023. These students will receive recognition for their commitment to equality and advocacy through the presentation of rainbow or lavender cords to add to their commencement regalia.

Clarion, Venango or online students who would like to participate in Lavender Graduation should click here to complete and submit the form no later than April 18.

PennWest Clarion employees who wish to attend should RSVP to Amy Salsgiver at