Rainbow Graduation Celebration and Crowdfunding

Fresno State is hosting the 11th Annual Rainbow Graduation Celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Satellite Student Union from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This affinity celebration recognizes LGBTQIA+ students and allies who are graduating with their Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree. Each participant who signs up for the event receives rainbow regalia — a Fresno State rainbow stole, rainbow tassel, and a rainbow medallion.

The cost of this regalia is free of charge to all participants and provided by the Rainbow Alumnx and Allies Club (RAAC). To cover costs, the RAAC participates crowdfunding to raise fund from alumnx and allies alike, and runs from April 1-30, 2024. The goal for crowdfunding has been consistently met each year.

“The Rainbow Graduation Celebration and crowdfunding go hand in hand — it brings together family and community to uplift these amazing students who are going to go off and be our next proud leaders in our communities and beyond.” — Katelyn Spencer, Campus Liaison, Rainbow Alumnx and Allies Club

“Your kindness provides a beacon of hope and acceptance, allowing many Queer graduates to feel acknowledged and valued. With your support, we create safe havens where individuals can embrace their authentic selves and enjoy the strides we’ve made.” – Cherika Gamble, Alumnx (’23)

April 2 – 30, 2024.
Help us raise $6,000 and outfit up to 100 graduates in rainbow-themed medals, stoles and tassels. Celebrate and honor the Class of 2024 by supporting and uplifting LGBTQ+ students and allies at the 11th annual Rainbow Graduation Celebration.


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