LGBTQ+ Initiatives

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Lavender Awards Recipients

The Lavender Awards

The Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence together with the LGBTQ+ Programming and Initiatives Committee celebrates LGBTQ+ graduation candidates at Lamar University and honors students with the prestigious Lavender Awards for Academic Achievement, Leadership, and Service.

Lavender Academic Achievement Award

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate LU student
  • Be currently enrolled full- or part-time
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate scholarly excellence in the field of queer studies, women/gender /sexuality studies, and/or LGBTQ+ studies
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 with Lamar University

Lavender Leadership Award

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate LU student
  • Be currently enrolled full- or part-time
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate extraordinary leadership benefiting the LGBTQ+ community

Lavender Service Award

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate LU student
  • Be currently enrolled full- or part-time
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate extraordinary commitment to activism, advocacy, and/or community service benefiting the LGBTQ+ community

The Lamar University LGBTQ+ Programming and Initiatives Committee is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Lavender Awards. To apply, click the link below.

Apply Now

  • The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Recipients will be honored at the Fall 2021 Lavender Awards Luncheon on December 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Initiatives Planning Committee

Dr. Wilma R. Jackson, Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Andre Favors, Instructor in the Department of Communications and Media

Todd Shaver, Executive Director of the Setzer Student Center and Recreational Sports

Stephanie Allen, Academic Advisor in the Higher Education Partnership

Dr. Robert Corbett, Instructor in the Department of Biology

Lauren Wilson, Administrative Associate, Sr. of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Ciera Vaidya, Administrative Associate, Sr. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Elliot DePappe, LGBTQ+ Students of Lamar Representative

Purpose

The LGBTQ+ Initiatives Planning Committee strives to support, celebrate, and uplift LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Lamar University by providing programs, events, resources, and more in partnership with departments and organizations across campus.