Several Columbia U Colleges Holding Separate ‘Multicultural’ Race and Sexual Orientation Graduation Ceremonies
“We also encourage you to recognize the outstanding contributions of your fellow graduates through the Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.”
This is happening at the school of engineering, but it’s probably safe to assume it happens in other schools as well. When did we start segregating graduations in this way?
From the Columbia website:
Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies: Graduate Registration
Congratulations to you, the Class of 2021 in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College! This registration page is for graduating seniors of our undergraduate schools who would like to participate as graduates in our virtual ceremonies.
Graduates must register by Sunday, March 21 in order to secure their multicultural graduation gift (e.g. stole, tassel, pin or other gift). The final deadline to register in order to be listed on the website and at the ceremonies is Wednesday, March 31.
IMPORTANT: Before you submit this form, please log in (at the top right of this webpage) to enable your ability to update your information after you submit this form. Changes may not be incorporated after Wednesday, March 31.
We also encourage you to recognize the outstanding contributions of your fellow graduates through the Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.
Virtual Ceremony Schedule
Ceremonies are listed chronologically.
- Native Graduation: Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Lavender Graduation (LGBTQIA+ community): Monday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Asian Graduation: Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
- FLI Graduation (First-generation and/or low income community): Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
- Latinx Graduation: Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
- Black Graduation: Friday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
I found this pretty surprising — that Columbia is hosting separate graduation ceremonies by race and sexual orientation — but when I mentioned this to a friend, he was like "NBD, this happened at my school a decade ago…" https://t.co/4gNnGmt0TD… pic.twitter.com/hFks2twBpn
— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) March 5, 2021
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