Lavender Graduation

Nearly 40 students participate in SDSU's Lavender Graduation ceremony | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- The fourth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony was held at San Diego State University (SDSU) on Wednesday and nearly 40 students participated. The event is organized each year to recognize the contributions of graduating students who identify as LGBT or allies of the community.

SDSU honors LGBT graduates at third annual Lavender Graduation

SAN DIEGO – As the end of the academic year approaches, San Diego State University (SDSU) held its third annual Lavender Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, to honor some of the school’s LGBT and ally graduates.

Nearly 100 people attended the afternoon ceremony, held in a ballroom in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, including graduates, their family, friends, and other special guests. Over 30 students participated in the ceremony and received a rainbow “honor cord,” a certificate, and a chance to address the crowd.

SDSU receives national "five-star" LGBT-friendly campus rating again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- San Diego State University (SDSU) continues to shine as a safe haven for LGBT students, receiving a five-star rating for the second year in a row from Campus Pride.

The region's oldest, largest university joined 32 other schools from across the nation that received the highest "gay-friendly" rating the index offers.

VIDEO: SDSU honors second class of "Lavender Graduates"

SAN DIEGO -- To celebrate the accomplishments of LGBT and supportive graduating students at San Diego State University (SDSU), the school held the second annual "Lavender Graduation" celebration Monday.

Nearly 100 family, friends and loved ones packed into SDSU's Scripps Cottage to cheer on the 30 students who participated in the ceremony, which was organized by a small group of faculty and staff members.