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Virginia Tech Holding Segregated Graduation Ceremonies

Jeff Katz
June 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm

Virginia Tech hosted ten separate graduation ceremonies for students based on their identity. In May, the university held separate ceremonies for Black, Asian, Latino, Muslim, and LGBTQ students. Many American colleges even offer separate graduation ceremonies for Black students.

Virginia Tech is one of many universities that have adopted separate ceremonies for student groups based on identity. For example, The Donning of Kente Ceremony is held to commemorate the graduation of Black and African American students.

Virginia Tech will also hold a “Lavender Ceremony” for student members of the LGBTQ community.

Inclusion by separation.