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April Diversity

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Lavender Graduation Celebration…more!

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Montclair State University recognizes the month of April as Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. During Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month is sponsored by Unified Asian American Student Organization (UAASO), who wish to highlight the fact that culture has many aspects, so they have split the month into four different parts: food, beauty, pop culture and tradition. Check out the entire month of events and come out and celebrate this fun-filled month!


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Lavender Graduation Celebration: Sign Up to Participate!

The LGBTQ Center began hosting a Lavender Graduation Celebration at the annual Pride Awards in 2013. Understanding the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTQ+ community face, this ceremony, commonly referred to as "lavender graduation," gives Montclair State graduating students, family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, peers and allies the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of each graduate and their contribution to the diversity of our campus community at the conclusion of the undergraduate or graduate journey. As part of the ceremony, each graduate receives a graduation certificate and a lavender cord. All graduating LGBTQA+ undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.

Visit our page for more information or to register to participate in that ceremony.

Lavender Graduation Celebration submissions will be accepted through Monday, May 1, 2017. The ceremony will take place in Ballroom A from 4:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.


April OED Events & Programs

There’s always something going on and we want you to come hang out with us!

Saturday, April 1

  • Chat & Chai
    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Student Center, 3rd Floor Lounge
    Sponsored by Indian Culture Club (ICC)
  • Color Explosion Fashion Show
    7-9 p.m.
    Student Center, Dining Room
    Sponsored by Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU)

Monday, April 3

Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, April 5

  • We’re SO OSAU
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU)
  • Game Night
    7-9 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Native African Student Organization (NASO)

Thursday, April 6

Friday, April 7

Saturday, April 8

Sunday, April 9

  • La Familia
    2-5 p.m.
    Student Center Quad
    Sponsored by Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Alumni Mixer/ Luncheon
    6-9 p.m.
    Student Center, Dining Room
    Sponsored by Haitian Student Association (HSA)

Monday, April 10

  • Teru Teru Bozu
    1-2 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Japan Club
  • Cultural Extravaganza
    6-9 p.m.
    University Hall, 7th Floor
    Sponsored by Unified Asian American Student Organization (UAASO)

Tuesday, April 11

  • Bollywood Beauty Night
    4-7 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Indian Culture Club (ICC)
  • Beauty Con
    5-7 p.m.
    Student Center, Ballrooms C
    Sponsored by Unified Asian American Student Organization (UAASO)
  • Cross the Line
    8:30-10 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 411
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center

Wednesday, April 12

Thursday, April 13

Monday, April 17

Tuesday, April 18

  • Asian Game Night
    6-8 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Unified Asian American Student Organization (UAASO)

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Saturday, April 22

Sunday, April 23

  • Night of Praise
    7:30-10 p.m.
    Student Center, Ballrooms A
    Sponsored by Haitian Student Association (HSA)

Monday, April 24

  • Golden Week
    3-5 p.m.
    Student Center, Rathskeller
    Sponsored by Japan Club

Wednesday, April 26

  • Denim Day
    All Day
    Campus-wide
    Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, Greek Life, Health Promotions and the Women’s Center
  • Identity Signs
    8:30-10 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 411
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center

Thursday, April 27

Monday, April 29

  • Chibi Con
    1-9 p.m.
    Student Center
    Sponsored by Japan Club

Monday, May 1


Weekly Workshops & Groups

Come to any of the Office of Equity and Diversity’s (OED) Weekly groups!

Mondays

  • Men’s Group
    3-4 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 110 E
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center
  • @Women
    3-4 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 110 B
    Sponsored by the Women’s Center
  • Fabulous and Big (F.A.B.)
    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 110E
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center

Tuesdays

  • Q-Bility
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 110 E
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center
  • Q-mmunity
    2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 110E
    Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center
  • Multicultural Council
    4-5 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 419
    Sponsored by Office of Equity and Diversity

Wednesdays

Thursdays