ltanwa Orinwa (Our Story, Our Song) is a graduation ceremony dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Syracuse University graduates of color. ltanwa Orinwa was founded in 2002 at Syracuse University by a group of distinguished Black students. Their mission was to create an annual observance honoring all degree candidates who identify as being part of the African Diaspora. This includes, but is not exclusive to: African American, African, Caribbean and Latin American students. The purpose of this celebration is to acknowledge the historical plight of our people’s pursuit to and through higher education systems and to provide a historical voice and story that can be a legacy for generations to come.
Degree recipients who would like to be honored during the ceremony and faculty/staff who would like to process at the ceremony are asked to register by Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
All other attendees do not need to register.
This event was first published on March 14, 2022 and last updated on March 28, 2022.
- Open to
- Campus Community,
- Parents & Families
- Student Experience
- Marissa Willingham
- ASL Interpretation,
- Contact Marissa Willingham to request additional accommodations