Graduation Celebration

Multicultural Center Celebrations

Graduate Recognition

Celebration of Excellence

The Multicultural Center hosts the annual Celebration of Excellence Congratulatory Ceremony to acknowledge the accomplishments of students and to celebrate identity, belonging, culture, and intersectionality. This graduation celebration has been hosted on our campus to honor the significance of this achievement to students and families of communities that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

The Celebration of Excellence ceremony will be held Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Pruis Hall. Capacity is limited to the first 150 students who sign-up. Students may bring a maximum of two guests to this event. Please sign up by Friday, April 29th. 

For more information regarding Celebration of Excellence, please contact

Lavender Graduation

Are you a Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024 graduate? Do you identify within the LGBTQIA+ Community? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you should register for Lavender Graduation! 

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration of of the persistence and achievement of LGBTQIA+ individuals graduating from Ball State. Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 graduates of all undergraduate and graduate programs are welcome to register. Graduates will receive lavender cords, a rainbow tassel, and a Lavender Graduation certificate as a token of our appreciation. The event will include an honoree ceremony. Students may bring a maximum of one guest to this event. The deadline to register for this event is April 11, 2024. 

The Lavender Graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cardinal Halls A and B. Registration for the ceremony can be completed here

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email

Multicultural Achievement Awards

The Multicultural Center recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to the university's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism at their annual achievement awards.