Elevated and Empowered: Graduate Affinity Breakfast & Celebration

  • May 16, 2024
  • 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Simmons University Library

The Division of Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity, ODEI, and the Provost's Office invite doctoral and master's degree candidates completing their degrees between August 2023 to May 2024 to the Graduate Affinity Breakfast & Celebration on Thursday, May 16 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM in the Simmons University Library.

The graduate affinity breakfast celebrates the scholarly accomplishments of graduate students from underrepresented cultural, ethnic, and social communities. Students are invited to dress in regalia and bring cultural stoles that reflect their identities. These stoles will be draped over the student's neck by a program director or faculty representative after their name is announced.

In addition, we are pleased to gift a Multicultural rainbow cord to attending graduate students! Multicultural cords must be ordered several weeks ahead of time to guarantee supply and arrival. If you are interested in receiving a Multicultural cord, please submit your RSVP and select 'Yes' to the question: Are you interested in receiving a Multicultural cord? by April 12, 2024.

Students are also welcome to purchase individual cultural stoles from Midwest Global Group. Common stoles include:

  • AAPI Stoles
  • Kente Stoles
  • LGBTQIA Stoles
  • Mexican Serape Stoles
  • Native American / Indigenous Stoles
  • Puente Stoles

Please RSVP for the Affinity Celebration by May 1, 2024. Scholars requesting a Multicultural cord must RSVP by April 12, 2024.

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