Graduating from college is an incredible achievement. In recognition of this accomplishment, the commencement ceremony is a graduate’s day of celebration, the culmination of hard work and determination with every stride across the stage.
Long a tradition at commencement, honor cords are worn for the ceremony, with each color recognizing the wearer as a recipient of significant achievement or award. But what are these colors? What do they signify? And why do they mean anything at Thomas Edison State University? These questions, and more, are explained in the honor cord infographic below.
Eligibility for all awards and honor societies is determined at graduation automatically, and students do not have to apply to be considered. Graduates can wear the academic awards and honor cords/pins at Commencement.