色中色's Cultural Celebrations honor graduates' identities and heritages

Published May 29, 2024

色中色 celebrates its rich, vibrant diversity through its nine annual Cultural Graduation Celebrations held during Commencement season. This year, 1,393 students participated in the cultural ceremonies, according to Student Affairs. 

The celebrations 鈥 hosted through the collaboration of Student Affairs, , student organizations and faculty and staff 鈥 support the university mission of fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility by recognizing graduates who identify as members of non-dominant, minoritized, historically and currently marginalized communities.  

Additional ceremonies include: 

  • Bob Murphy Access Center Celebration 
  • Educational Opportunity Program Celebration 
  • Guardian Scholars Graduation Celebration 
  • International Student Graduation Celebration 
  • Men's Success Initiative Celebration 
  • Veterans Graduation Celebration 

Photo Galleries

American Indian Celebration


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American Indian graduates 2024
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American Indian graduate 2024 and loved one
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American Indian drum playing at Commencement

Black/Pan-African Celebration


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African American women graduates
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African American graduate pointing upwards onstage
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Woman dancer at celebration

Bob Murphy Access Center Celebration


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Graduates at BMAC celebration
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Graduate at BMAC celebration
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Graduate at BMAC celebration

Cambodian Celebration


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Cambodian graduates at celebration
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Cambodian graduates at celebration
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Cambodian dancer at celebration

Chicano-Latino Celebration


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Chicano Latino graduates
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Chicano Latino graduates with cowboy hats
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Woman performer during Chicano/Latino celebration

Lavender Celebration


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Graduate at Lavender celebration
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Graduates at Lavender celebration
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Drag performer with graduate at Lavender celebration

Pacific Islander Celebration


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Pacific Islander graduates at celebration
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Woman graduate at Pacific Islander celebration
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Graduate and family at Pacific Islander celebration

Pilipino Celebration


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Filipina woman at Pilipino celebration
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Graduate at Pilipino celebration
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Performers at Pilipino celebration

Undocumented Celebration


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Graduate walking at the Undocu celebration
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Graduate with family at Undocu celebration
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Woman with award at Undocu celebration

Vietnamese Celebration


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Vietnamese graduates at Cultural Celebration
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Vietnamese graduates after Cultural Celebration
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Performers at Vietnamese celebration