Annual Events

Annual Events, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Center, are great ways to get involved and see some of what the Center has to offer. 

Fall and Spring Semester Kick Off

A fall and spring semester kick-off event is held annually, which provides networking opportunities for new and returning students, faculty & staff, as well as a chance to hear about the LGBTQ services available on and off campus.   This event is typically held during the first week of the Spring and Fall Semester.

Lavender Graduation       

Lavender Graduation honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQ+) students at Kent State University. The event is free and includes dinner, keynote speakers, an awards ceremonies and more.  Lavender Graduation is typically held in the Spring Semester. Spring graduates-to-be, Summer graduates-to-be (for the upcoming summer) and Fall graduates-to-be (for the upcoming fall semester) are invited to walk as Lavender graduates.  All are welcome to attend this event! 

Register for Lavender Graduation 2018