Rainbow Graduation & Pride Awards

Rainbow Graduation & Pride Awards

The LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center annual hosts a Rainbow Graduation & Pride Awards event near the end of every academic year. 

This auspicious occasion honors the remarkable leadership of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students, looks at the year in retrospect, and gives us the opportunity to congratulate our graduating students as they take their next step. Many LGBTQA students strive for success during their college years, while dealing with the various obstacles involved in the coming out experience, transition, and various forms of intolerance. We want to honor students for their strength, determination, resilience and exceptional leadership in the face of these obstacles and celebrate the rich diversity that comprises our community.

We invite campus administrators/faculty/staff, alumni, parents/families of graduates and the entire LGBTQA student body to attend this event and enjoy the program, appetizers and celebration of our outstanding students!

Are you graduating in Spring/Summer/Fall 2016?
Please complete our pre-registration form!  All graduating students who register will be recognized at the event and will receive a rainbow cord, courtesy of Rutgers University-Newark.

Recognize Outstanding Leadership
RU-Newark students, faculty and staff make significant contributions throughout the year on behalf of the LGBTQ community. We want to recognize these accomplishments and celebrate the great work happening each day on this campus! Please consider nominating an outstanding peer, colleague or campus partner for our Pride Awards using the Pride Award Nomination Form!