The Annual Student of Color Recognition Ceremony is one of the official events as part of the University's Commencement exercises. This ceremony is held to honor the experiences of graduating students of color at the University and an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate this joyous event.
The ceremony was originally created by the African American Association and Latina Network and today it continues the University's commitment to diversity while celebrating with friends and family in an intimate setting.
Graduating seniors have the opportunity to select a speaker (family member, friend mentor, etc) who speaks about the graduate before presenting them with a specially made stole. It is held annually in the Memorial Chapel and is attended by several hundred family and friends.