Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion

Enriching the cultural experience for all students

Cultural Graduation

Cultural Graduation 

All graduating students who purchase a cultural stole are invited to attend the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion's Cultural Graduation ceremonies. Students are encouraged to invite friends and/or family to celebrate their accomplishments. Graduates will have the chance to receive their stole from a person or group of their choice. Please note this event is open to both graduating undergraduate and graduate students.

More details for 2021 graduates coming soon! 

Cultural Graduation Banner

Contact Information 

Nicole Gonzales, Assistant Director of Student Life 

Graduation Stoles

Cultural stoles are available for graduating students.

The options are:

  • Black/African-American (Kente)Students at Graduation
  • Asian
  • Asian-Pacific Islander
  • LGBTQ+ (Lavender)
  • Latino/a/x (Serape)
  • Jewish
  • American Indian/Native American

Order a Stole

Cultural Stole sales will begin February 1 and run through the first week of March. The link to order a stole will be posted here. In the meantime, you may direct your questions to Jonathan Gonzales at

CCEI Student Support Services Stole Sponsorship 

Every year, the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion financially sponsers cultural stoles for gradauting SSS Seniors. This year, the CCEI was able to provide full finacial sponsorship to cover stoles for all graduating SSS Seniors who chose to participate. 

Student Support Services is a federally-funded TRIO grant program that supports first-generation and income-qualified students as well as students with disabilities.

For more information on SSS please visit: 

HSI Cultural Graduation Stole Sponsorship 

This year, Hispanic-Serving Initiatives at California Lutheran University is proud to sponsor cultural stoles for 15 Pell eligible students. Students are required to fill out the Cultural Commencement Stole Student Application in order to be considered. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion is happy to partner with Hispanic-Serving Initiatives to celebrate our graduating students!

About HSI:
Our Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation demonstrates the University's commitment to living out its mission within the changing context of student demographics. It is also a transformation that focuses on student success for all historically underserved students, including Hispanic and/or low income.

Contact Information 

Jonathan Gonzales, Sr. Coordinator for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion