Mason’s Black, LGBTQ Students Celebrate Individuality with Graduation Ceremonies

Participants in the Lavender Graduation ceremony are encouraged to wear their tassels at Commencement. Photo courtesy of Ric Chollar.

In celebrations of individuality and solidarity, hundreds of George Mason University students are set to participate in Black Graduation and Lavender Graduation ceremonies on May 11.

Black Graduation

More than 300 people are expected to attend Black Graduation, said T. Garey Davis, assistant director of George Mason’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education.

The event is organized in partnership with Mason’s African and African American Studies Program and the Black Alumni Chapter.

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