SRU hosting Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, Dec. 9


Students at multicultural graduation in 2019

Slippery Rock University graduating seniors who represent unique cultures and heritages will receive their stoles at the Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, 5 p.m., Dec. 9.

Dec. 1, 2021

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Culture and heritage of graduating Slippery Rock University seniors will be celebrated as SRU's Office for Inclusive Excellence will host its biannual Multicultural Graduation Ceremony, 5 p.m., Dec. 9, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event, which is open to the public, will recognize the accomplishments of more than a dozen graduating SRU seniors who self-identified as multicultural, regardless of involvement with the OIE. The event also celebrates the variety of cultures at the University.

"This is a great event to spotlight our diverse campus community and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors who represent various backgrounds and identities," said Keshia Booker, the OIE's assistant director for multicultural development. "It's more of an informal celebration than what takes place at a commencement ceremony, but the purpose is the same: recognizing our wonderful graduates."

Seniors who signed up to participate in the ceremony will receive stoles that represent their unique culture and heritage, including specific stoles for the African American, Latino, multiracial and LGBTQIA communities. They will wear those stoles during the University's fall commencement ceremony, 11 a.m., Dec. 11, at SRU's Morrow Field House.

John Rindy, SRU's assistant vice president for career and academic progress, will provide the keynote address at the Multicultural Graduation Ceremony. A small reception will follow the ceremony.

For more information, contact the OIE at 724.738.2700 or .

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Zackal | 724.738.4854 |