Lavender Reception 2013
ceremony recognizing and celebrating Dickinson's lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) graduating
students and alumni as well as their families, friends, and supporters.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
April 19th 2013 - Stern Great Room, Dickinson College
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Recognition Ceremony
7:00 – 8:30 pm - Reception and Celebration
GRADUATING STUDENTS AND DICKINSON ALUMNI
Please sign up here by April 12th at 4:30pm if you would like to participate in the Recognition Ceremony!
Please complete the online form which includes: general
information (name and contact information), graduation information (degree and
major), significant supporter information (someone who has supported you during
your time as a student at Dickinson and you would like to thank during the
ceremony) and a brief biography for us to print in the program.
What is a Lavender Reception?
An inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the
achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and ally community from Dickinson College.
The ceremony includes time to thank significant supporters and a
time to celebrate the achievements of each graduate. As part of the ceremony,
graduates and alumni receive a rainbow symbol and recognition certificate.
Who participates in a Lavender Reception?
Traditionally, graduating students have been the
only recognized individuals in Lavender Reception ceremonies. Since Dickinson
has now established an institutionally sponsored Office of LGBTQ Services, the
Office wishes to also recognize the LGBTQQIA alumni community from Dickinson.
Acknowledging the challenges that alumni might have faced and a previous lack
of resources, the new Office would like to welcome back alumni with graduating
students and raise awareness of the new energy and exciting changes happening
at Dickinson around LGBTQQIA issues.
Recognizing the challenging road to graduation
that many students in the LGBTQQIA community face, the ceremony gives
graduating students, family, friends, faculty, administrators, peers, allies,
and significant supporters the opportunity to holistically embrace each student
at the conclusion of their undergraduate journey.
Are there specific awards given during the ceremony?
Yes, there are two new awards being launched for the Lavender
Reception. Please review the descriptions below and feel free to submit your
nominations at the links provided. Self-nominations are accepted.
Staff, and/or Student Outstanding Service Award
seek nominations of individuals within the Dickinson College community who have
shown outstanding service regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
queer (LGBTQ) concerns. The definition of service is open to interpretation,
but all nominees should be active participants in improving the climate and
culture at Dickinson concerning LGBTQ issues. Please complete the nomination
here to nominate someone now!
seek nominations of individuals within Dickinson College who have identified as
an ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community
and have shown outstanding service regarding LGBTQ concerns. The definition of
service is open to interpretation, but all nominees should be active
participants in improving the climate and culture at Dickinson College
concerning LGBTQ issues. Please complete the nomination form below.
here to nominate someone now!
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of LGBTQ
Services at LGBTQ@Dickinson.edu.