PennWest University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host Lavender Graduation ceremonies on each of its three campuses.

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.

Students who would like to participate in Lavender Graduation should click here to complete and submit the form no later than April 18.

PennWest employees who wish to attend should RSVP as indicated below.

Clarion Campus:

7th Annual Lavender Graduation

April 29, 2-4 p.m.

Reinhard Community Room



California Campus:

9th Annual Lavender Graduation

April 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

President’s Hall, Old Main



Edinboro Campus:

2nd Annual Lavender Graduation

April 30, 1-3 p.m.

VanHouten North Dining Room