Student of Color Recognition Program

The Annual Student of Color Recognition Ceremony is one of the official events as part of the University's Commencement exercises. This ceremony is held to honor the experiences of graduating students of color at the University and an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate this joyous event.

The ceremony was originally created by the African American Association and Latina Network and today it continues the University's commitment to diversity while celebrating with friends and family in an intimate setting.

The 2018 Student of Color Recognition Ceremony will take place on Thursday April 19 at 1:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel. For more information please contact Reggie Robles at (909)748-8257 or

Undergraduate Information

Those graduating from undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business will have the opportunity to select an individual (family member, friend, mentor, etc ) who will present them with a specially made stole.  

Graduate Student Information

Participating graduate students will receive a stole and will have the honor of being seated on stage, serving as mentors for the undergraduates from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business.

Stoles in order from left to right.

1. African American

2. Asian American

3. Latinx

4. Middle Eastern

5. Native American

6. Pacific Islander/ Native Hawaiian

7. Lavender

8. Multicultural