Columbia University to Offer Six Additional Graduation Ceremonies for Different Races, Ethnicities and Others

Columbia University will offer six additional graduation ceremonies based on race, ethnicity and other self-identifying factors of undergrad students, USA Today reported.

Columbia University E1615995302786The new options are Native, Asian, Latino and Black, Lavender (for LGBTQ+ students) and first-generation and low-income. These events – open to all students – are in addition to the university-wide commencement ceremony.

“These events provide a more intimate setting for students and guests to gather, incorporate meaningful cultural traditions and celebrate the specific contributions and achievements of their communities,” read a statement on Columbia’s website.