Student Diversity & Inclusion Graduation Celebration
The SD&I Graduation Celebration honors graduating students from diverse backgrounds.
This includes students from racial, ethnic, cultural, and LGBTQ identities. Graduating students are recognized by their achievements and receive identity-based graduation cords.
- Multicultural cords are multicolored to represent the diverse racial and ethnic identities
of our students.
- Indigenous cords are white, black, yellow, and red to represent the four directions
on the medicine wheel.
- The Lavender cord is for LGBTQ+ graduates. The color lavender represents the merging of black and pink, colors once used to oppress and has been reclaimed for empowerment.
Commencement Flag Request
Students participating in the Spring UND Commencement Ceremony can request to carry a country or tribal flag to represent their country, ethnic, and/or cultural identity.