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Rite of Sankofa

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Dear Graduating Student,
UGA Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs are proud to commend the accomplishments of 2014 graduates through our annual Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration. The Rite of Sankofa is an African rite-of-passage ceremony that is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduating in May, August, or December 2014. The Rite of Sankofa is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center.

General Registration for the Rite of Sankofa is $40. The registration deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014. Registration includes:
• Custom handmade stole
• Cap and gown graduation photo
• Commemorative program booklet featuring photo and biographical information
• Certificate of achievement

The registration process consists of three steps:
1. Online registration form
2. Payment at Tate Student Center Cashier's Window
3. Photograph at Tate Student Center Card Office

Online Registration
Graduates who choose to participate will need to register, pay, and have their photograph taken no later than Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3 p.m. The online registration form can be found here.

Payment must be submitted to the Cashier's Window at the Tate Student Center by Monday, March 31. The Tate Student Center Cashier's Window is open Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Cash, check, and all major credit/debit cards are accepted. Please make checks payable to Multicultural Services and Programs. The Rite of Sankofa registration fee is non-refundable. Please save your receipt.

Your registration is not complete until you take a graduation photo for the Rite of Sankofa commemorative booklet. Once your online registration form has been received, you will be contacted regarding details for having your cap and gown photograph taken.

Graduation Stole
All graduates are eligible to receive a Rite of Sankofa stole with UGA on it. If you are a member of one of the following organizations, you can select your organization's stole in place of the Rite of Sankofa stole. You must indicate your stole selection when registering to participate. Stole availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc.
Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Xi Kappa Fraternity, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Please contact Multicultural Services and Programs at 706.542.5773 or graduate assistant Dorothy Charles at with questions about the Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration.

We hope that you will decide to celebrate this important accomplishment with us!

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