Each spring, The LGBT Center sponsors Lavender Graduation, a ceremony celebrating the achievements of graduating students and honoring the contributions of Princeton students, staff, and faculty. This is truly the greatest LGBT event of the year and is not to be missed. Campus administration such as President Eisgruber, Vice President for Student Life Cynthia Cherrey, and Dean of Undergraduate Students Kathleen Deignan participate each year, as well as many members of the LGBT community.
To attend this year's ceremony and become a lavender Graduate, contact the LGBT Center. To see a list of previous award winners, click here. This year's Lavender Graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9th from 2-4pm in the Garden Room of Prospect House.
Sue Anne Steffey-Morrow Rainbow Award
Recognizes extraordinary service and outstanding leadership going far beyond the call of duty to support and build the LGBT campus community and to promote LGBT issues and awareness at Princeton University.
Recognizes commitment and outstanding contribution to raising awareness and being an activist and voice for change at Princeton University and in the surrounding community.
Shirley M. Tilghman Ally Award
Recognizes the important contributions of friends and allies of the LGBT community. Honorees have helped with special projects, raised awareness, and provided both a safe space and a voice for LGBT issues at Princeton University.
Building Bridges Award
Recognizes tremendous effort to serve the LGBT community through building coalitions across groups at Princeton University.
FFR/BTGALA Recognition Award
The FFR/BTGALA Recognition Award is awarded to a Princeton undergraduate or graduate student that has demonstrated leadership in Princeton's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Special consideration is given for leadership that improves the atmosphere on campus, while encouraging dialogue and interaction between Princeton's on-campus and off-campus constituencies.
Service to the LGBT Community Award
Acknowledges contribution to and involvement in Princeton LGBT life and recognizes enduring commitment to building community and educating the campus about LGBT issues.
University Department Recognition Award
This has historically gone to an office or department who has gone above and beyond and shown a breadth of initiatives and/or support over the course of the past year.