LGBT Caucus at Virginia Tech

The LGBT Faculty and Staff Caucus at Virginia Tech is committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. The caucus seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals both at the University and in the New River Valley community through educational programming, social activities, public service, and outreach.

Together with our allies, we strive to share information and initiate progressive community change as we visibly work for social justice and human rights.

Join us for the 11th Annual Lavender Commencement Ceremony!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Graduate Life Center Auditorium155 Otey St, Blacksburg, VA

Each spring, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community at Virginia Tech gathers to recognize the achievements of graduating students during the annual Lavender Commencement Ceremony. This ceremony began in 2009 by recognizing five graduating students. With great joy, the sponsoring organizations welcome family, friends, faculty, staff, students, and the community to celebrate this special occasion.

All graduating students, regardless of department or anticipated degree, are encouraged to attend and be recognized. All graduating attendees will be presented with a rainbow cord to wear during university and college ceremonies. Also, guests are welcome!

Please register at:

Learn more about the Cultural Achievement Ceremonies, including other ceremonies you might wish to be involved in at:

Notes: Graduating Students must register to be recognized at the ceremony. Faculty, Staff, Guests, and Community Members planning to attend are asked to register so that event planners can anticipate total attendance. A university photographer will be at this event.

Join us for our monthly lunch meetings!

We hold our business meeting lunch around the 13th of each month. Meetings are generally held at 12:00 PM, at a downtown restaurant in Blacksburg (see below for meeting locations). We tend to blend in a bit, but either look for the fabulous people and/or let us know and we’d be glad to meet you before the meeting to walk over.

Check out our calendar to see events happening around campus and the NRV!