Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion

Enriching the cultural experience for all students

Cultural Graduation

Inaugural Cultural Graduation 

Important update: This event has been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year due to event mandates by the University. The Center for Cultural Engagement and Inlcusion staff is working diligently to still provide recognition for all graduating students through a virtual platform. We are also working to make sure that every student still receives their stole by the end of April. Our staff will send an email update to students by Monday, March 30th with more information. We look forward to hosting this event next year! 

All graduating students who purchase a cultural stole are invited to attend the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion's Cultural Graduation on Friday, April 17th, 2020 in Soiland Arena. 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. Check the Hub for more details. 

This event is presented in collaboration with the College of  Arts & Sciences, Center for Equality and Justice, Student Support Services, and HSI Initiatives. 



        This event has been canceled. 

        Questions? Contact:
        Nicole Gonzales,
        Assistant Dir. 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 through CCEI have ended for Commencement 2020. If you are still interested in purchasing a stole from a local company you may direct your questions to Jonathan Gonzales at

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 JoGo, Sr. Coordinator for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion at