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Southern Oregon University

11th Annual Lavender Graduation 

Lavender Graduation offers us an opportunity to recognize and honor the lives and achievements of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, genderqueer, intersex, and allied students. The ceremony provides a positive celebration of your accomplishments and offers an official recognition of the work you have done throughout your time at SOU. In addition, this event is an opportunity to publicly recognize and thank all those who have contributed their time and energy to strengthening and enriching our diverse community.

We must receive graduate RSVPs and nominations for awards and recognitions by 5pm on June 2nd. 

Lav Grad 2014


Past events include:

  • Trans Day of Remembrance
  • Southern Oregon Pride
  • GAYme Night (gaming in a safe and supportive queer and trans-friendly environment)
  • Black and White Ball
  • Queer Carnival
  • Winter's A Drag 
  • Coming Out Day Dance
  • Coming Out Month Activities
  • Film Nights
  • Trans Day of Visibility
  • Erotic Poetry Lit Slam
  • Weekly Discussion Meetings
  • World AIDS Day Events
  • Erotic Ball (Heat, Fire and Ice, Sugar and Spice, Virtue and Vice, Kink)
    • Erotic Week: Various lectures and a sex toy demonstration
  • Trans Training Workshops
  • Programming in the residence halls


On-going events and services:

  • Social Discussion and Support Groups
  • Hate Crime and Bias Incident Reporting Site
  • Group and Individual Counseling, Including Trans Counseling. (Free of charge!)
  • Classroom Panel Discussions
  • Safe Space to be in Community on Campus
  • Advising and Advocacy for Students
  • Internships, Practicum, and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Ally and Trans Trainings