Graduation Information

Phi Theta Kappa - official members graduation

You will receive a seal on your graduation diploma and Phi Theta Kappa members will be distinguished on your transcript.  You have the option to purchase additional regalia: a stole for $24, tassel for $10, honors cord is $15, or a key medallion at $25.  Please visit the Bookstore at the end of April/beginning of May to make your purchases.   We also have a limited supply in the Center for Community & Civic Engagement in the Lower Level of the Kirk Student Center and see Leigh Ann or Vickie; these are more for emergencies only.  Also, if you are looking to make these purchases early, consider as they sometimes offer discounts.

Honors Program

Students graduating from the Honors Program are giving a medallion to wear at graduation.  Please visit the Honors office for more information in the Kirk Student Center South Side main floor.


Graduating with Honors 
When you pay the $25 graduation fee at cashiers, you are paying for participation in activities, your cap, gown, 5 announcements, a diploma cover, and, if you qualify based on GPA, 1 honors cord per distinction.   You will pick these items up in the bookstore with the receipt.  The Graduation with Honors distinctions are as follows:
  • Highest distinction (3.90 to 4.0): gold cord
  • High distinction (3.70 to 3.89): red cord
  • Distinction (3.5 to 3.69): white cord