Awards & Ceremonies

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion recognizes members of Wichita State University who have demonstrated commitment to community leadership, academic excellence and service in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Drum Major Award
The person who receives the Drum Major Award seeks greatness, but does so through service and love.
Harvey Milk Award
The Harvey Milk Award recognizes the leadership, vision and commitment of a faculty or staff member to the LGBTQ+ communities at Wichita State University.
Phenomenal Women Awards

The Phenomenal Women Awards recognizes women for their accomplishments and contributions to the Wichita State community and society.

Unity Award

The Unity Award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond to support the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's mission and has a commitment to diversity at Wichita State University.

Annual Celebrations

Each year, we acknowledge the value and uniqueness of our underrepresented student experiences by honoring them through various celebrations. These ceremonies serve to commemorate and highlight the accomplishments of Wichita State University's diverse students.

Graduation Kente Stoles
Multicultural Academic Recognition
The Multicultural Academic Recognition celebrates Wichita State University's diverse students in honoring their academic excellence.
Lavender Graduation
Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students at Wichita State.
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The Multicultural Graduation Celebration is a longstanding tradition at Wichita State University that honors our graduates and their rite of passage.