Black Graduation Ceremony
This end of the year, pre-commencement celebration will embrace and acknowledge the achievements of other Black-identifying students here at Purchase College.
Kente Cloth Sashes
Graduating seniors who wish to get a Kente cloth sash, courtesy of the PSGA, can sign-up the week of May 3 and pick them up at designated days & times on-campus the week of May 10. Remote students will be able to get their Sash mailed to them. Students MUST sign up by Monday, May 10 by 9:00am in order to have a sash reserved for them.
Award Categories include:
- Distinguished Black Student Leader
- Exceptional Black Athlete
- Outstanding Campus Involvement
- Outstanding Service to the Black Community
- Phenomenal Black Faculty or Staff Member
Nominations Due Sunday, May 16: Please submit your nominations NOW via this FORM
Black Graduations take place at universities nationwide. Columbia, SUNY New Paltz, Cornell, and Harvard are just a few of the colleges that allow their students to participate in these celebrations. The support that they receive from their respective colleges and departments are fundamental to the success of this commencement. As a result, the black students at these colleges are appreciated and recognized; they see that they are properly represented in multiple fields across academia.
This event is paid for by your Mandatory Student Activities Fee (PFBYMSAF).