Annual Programming
Stand Bi Me OUTober LGBTQ History Exhibit Bisexual Health Awareness Month The Coming Out Monologues
KSU @ Atlanta Pride Transgender Day of Remembrance Stonewall Friendsgiving Dinner Queer Research Day Ally Week

Rainbow Graduation & Awards Ceremony

The LGBTQ Resource Center is proud to host the Annual Rainbow Graduation & Awards Ceremony. We recognize that LGBTQ students often face a unique and challenging road on the journey to graduation and extra time should be taken to acknowledge the hard work and determination put forth by graduating LGBTQ students to reach this momentous occasion. Rainbow Graduation provides an opportunity to honor and celebrate graduating LGBTQ and Ally students for their accomplishments, efforts, and contributions while in attendance at Kennesaw State University. 

Awards Ceremony

Rainbow Graduation provides an opportunity to not only acknowledge graduating students but to also recognize members of the KSU community who have made positive contributions to the LGBTQ community on campus. The seven Rainbow Awards can be viewed below.

    • Pride Leadership Award: The most prestigious of the awards, this honor recognizes a student’s extraordinary service and outstanding leadership in helping to build the LGBTQ community, promote LGBTQ issues, and raise awareness at KSU and the greater community.
    • Emerging Leader Award: Each year, it is of the utmost importance for new leaders to emerge and step up to serve the community through leadership. This award acknowledges not only the potential but the amazing qualities of an up-and-coming leader in the LGBTQ campus community.
    • Safe Space Award: This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who uses their Safe Space training and position at KSU to provide an extraordinary level of support to the LGBTQ campus community.
    • Program Patron: This recognition is presented to the top-performing students of each of the domains within the LGBTQ Resource Center Involvement Path.
    • Center Citizen: This recognition is presented to students who have reached 100 or more visits to the LGBTQ Resource Center within the current academic year.
    • Good Neighbor: This recognition is presented to students who have visited all four Resource Centers within the Department of Cultural and Community Centers.
    • Rainbow Scholar: This recognition is presented to students who have had at least 20 visits to the LGBTQ Resource Center within an academic year and maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher.