Lavender Graduation is IUPUI's cultural celebration of LGBTQ+ graduating undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Historically, LGBTQ+ people have not been able to celebrate graduation with their partners or chosen family, thus lavender graduations were born. Serving as an alternative to traditional ceremonies, lavender graduations allow LGBTQ+ students to openly celebrate their achievements without fear of retribution or being outed to friends and family.
Lavender Graduation Impact Award
The Impact Award recognizes outstanding LGBTQ+ and ally students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement (academic or extracurricular) and community engagement work (LGBTQ+ or otherwise) during their time at IUPUI, IUPUC, IUFW, or IUSM-Indianapolis.