May 18th, 2016
5:30 to 7:30pm

Suffolk University Law School
Sargent Hall Function Room - First Floor
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

The 1913 Celebration, sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Office of Diversity Services, the Office of International Student Services, the Law School Dean of Students Office, Orientation & New Student Programs, and the President's Commission on Diversity Affairs is a recognition ceremony for graduating LGBTQ students, international students, students of color, and their allies.

1913 is the year Suffolk graduated its first "diverse" student. Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener, from Kingston, Jamaica is thought to be Suffolk's first Black graduate. Since that time, Suffolk has graduated many diverse students from various backgrounds, cultures, countries of origin, genders, identities and expressions and sexual orientations. Browse the collection of our university archives for this and other historic Suffolk firsts.

This event is open to Suffolk alumni, faculty, staff, and current students, graduating students and their family and friends.

There will be a $10-non refundable fee for all stoles. Checks must be made out to "Suffolk University" with memo line "Office of Diversity Services". There will not be a charge for the rainbow tassels. 

RSVP to attend the 1913 Celebration as a guest!

For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity Services at 617-573-8613 or e-mail

Sponsored by: Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Moakley Archive Association, Orientation, Suffolk Law School Dean's Office, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.