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Intercultural and Inclusion Events

  • Lavender Graduation:

    A cultural celebration that recognizes and acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ student of all backgrounds.

  • Donning of the Kente:

    A graduation ceremony designed to recognize the academic, professional and personal achievements of students that identify within the African diaspora.

  • Organizational Kick Off:

    If you are interested in learning more IISS initiatives and events as well as more on the topics of diversity, social justice and inclusion please stop by our table at Organizational kick!

  • African American Music Through the Years:

    A campus favorite event that celebrates the history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline.

  • Drag Show:

    In honor of National Coming Out Day IISS in collaboration with PRiDE hosted a drag show as a way to pay homage to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Upcoming Events

April Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

Island Harmony: Celebrating Polynesian Culture Workshop
April 18th | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Lib Jackson Student Union Building A-201

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the rich cultural tapestry of the Pacific Islands. Immerse yourself in this interactive workshop and learn the vibrant history of Tahitian Ori, New Zealand Haka, and Fire Knife. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. As part of the workshop, we are also gauging interest in the formation of a Pacific Islander student organization on campus!

April Arab American Heritage Month Events

Arab American Flag Scavenger Hunt
April 15th - 18th | Lib Jackson Student Union Building

Flags representing the 22 Arab countries will be hidden within the offices of the Lib Jackson Student Union building. Clues and details can be found on the IISS Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iissccu/ (@iissccu) on the morning of April 15th. Prizes will be given to the top 2 winners that find the most flags.

Spring 2024 Graduate Recognition Celebrations

Celebración de la Excelencia
April 27th | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Alford Ballroom of Atheneum Hall

The Celebración de la Excelencia ceremony is to recognize the Latino/a/x students graduating from Coastal Carolina University. This is a gathering of faculty, staff, parents, family members, and friends of the graduates to celebrate your great accomplishment. The program will take place in the Alford Ballroom with a reception on the patio of Antheneum Hall. Each graduate will be individually recognized and presented with a cord or stole. This ceremony is open to any graduate who will complete their degree during the Spring or Summer of 2024.

If you are interested in participating in this ceremony, please complete the registration form, which includes the information to be read as you receive your stole during the ceremony. This form can be found at https://bit.ly/3xdCclB. Be sure to submit this form no later than Sunday, April 14th at 11:59 p.m. 

GUEST RSVP:  Feel free to share this link with family and friends or you may complete the form for them. Please have RSVPs in no later than Sunday, April 19, 2024 at 11:59pm. Link for guest RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/0LxefZhx6r.

 

Lavender Brunch
April 29th | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Alford Ballroom of Atheneum Hall

The Lavender Graduation Brunch is to recognize the LGBTQIA+ students graduating from Coastal Carolina University. This is a gathering of faculty, staff, parents, family members, and friends of the graduates to celebrate this great accomplishment. The program will take place in the Alford Ballroom followed by a reception on the patio of Antheneum Hall. Each graduate will be individually recognized and presented with a cord or stole. This ceremony is open to any graduate who will complete their degree during the Spring or Summer of 2024.

If you are interested in participating in this ceremony, please complete the Lavender Ceremony registration form, https://bit.ly/4909GkI which includes the information to be read as you receive your stole during the ceremony. 

Be sure to submit this form no later than Sunday, April 14th at 11:59 p.m. There is a $10 participation fee and that fee can be paid using this link: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20632_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=4.

If you are not graduating and want to attend, you can RSVP using this link: https://forms.office.com/r/mEFuRpn138. All guests need to have RSVPs submitted no later than Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.  

 

Donning of the Kente
April 30th | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Donning of the Kente Ceremony is to recognize the Black/African-American students graduating from Coastal Carolina University. This is a gathering of faculty, staff, parents, family members, and friends of the graduates to celebrate this great accomplishment. The program will take place in Wheelwright Auditorium followed by a reception in Spadoni Park. Each graduate will be individually recognized and presented with an authentic Kente stole. This ceremony is open to any graduate who will complete their degree during the Spring or Summer of 2024.

If you are interested in participating in this ceremony, please complete the Donning of the Kente registration form, which includes the information to be read as you receive your stole during the ceremony. This form can be found at https://bit.ly/4cqOdV1Upon completion of the form, you will be prompted to submit your participation fee of $15, you may pay online using this link: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20632_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=4. Be sure to submit this form no later than Sunday, April 14th at 11:59 p.m. 

GUEST RSVP:  Feel free to share this link with family and friends or you may complete the form for them. Please have RSVPs in no later than Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Link for guest RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/h60WBxQfUm.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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