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Multicultural Graduation Reception and Stoles

Multicultural Graduation Reception

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6 p.m. Student Union Ballroom 

The Multicultural Graduation Reception is the hallmark event for the academic semester. In collaboration with the International Involvement Center, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host families, friends, faculty, staff, and the community to celebrate graduating students from all multicultural and underrepresented backgrounds. This program will present multicultural stoles, recognition of students’ involvement, and time to reflect on their experiences at Northwest.

Hors d’ oeuvres and Desserts will be provided.

Note: Deadline to register is April 15, 2024.  You do not have to attend the reception for your cultural stole.

Reserve your cultural stole and your space at the reception  

Each semester, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers cultural graduate stoles for those who wishes to wear them for graduation or preserve them as keepsakes to commemorate the occasion. Cultural stoles commemorate and highlight those experiences and accomplishments within students’ familial and cultural environment.  Please read below the descriptions of each cultural stole.

  • Multicultural Stole: Multicultural Stole-represents ALL students Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Asian-Pacific Islander, American Indian, Multiracial identities, etc.
  • Black/African American Stole: Kente Stole- African, African American, Black identities.
  • Hispanic/Latin(x) Stole: Serape Stole (Hispanic/Latin(x) identities)
  • Native Stole: Indigenous/Native tribes and heritage.
  • Lavender Stole: LGBTQ+ identities