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Cords and Stoles

Honor Cords and Stoles

commencement cordsHonor cords earned by graduates represent scholastic achievement and membership in a specific honor society. Some of these are presented in formal ceremonies. Others are distributed more informally. Students qualifying for a particular cord or stole should learn of their eligibility via their departments or club advisors.

What the different colors represent:

  • Teal: Alpha Kappa Delta, International Honor Society in Sociology
  • Red, gold and white: Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society members who have maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average throughout their college career
  • Burgundy and gold: Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education
  • Red stole: Athletic honors typically presented in a ceremony the day before Commencement
  • Gold and purple: Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business
  • Green and purple: Kappa Delta Pl, International Honor Society in Education
  • Light blue and gold: Kappa Tau Alpha, Journalism and Mass Communication Honor Society
  • White stole: Lambda Alpha, Anthropology Honor Society
  • Blue and gold: Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics
  • Gold and white: Order of the Omega, Fraternity and Sorority Honor Society
  • Blue and red: Phi Alpha Theta, Honor Society in History
  • Purple and white: Phi Sigma Tau, Honor Society in Philosophy
  • Blue, white and red: Pi Delta Phi, Honor Society in French
  • Silver and burgundy: The Oregon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the National Forensics Honorary
  • Violet, gold and lavender: The Oregon Epsilon Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, Honor Society in Mathematics
  • Red, white and black: Pi Sigma Alpha, Honor Society in Political Science
  • Platinum and blue: Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Crimson and black: Sigma Tau Delta, International Honor Society
  • Purple and white: The Xi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society in Nursing
  • Teal, royal blue and silver: National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Red and white stole: ASLU Cabinet
  • Red, purple and white: ASLU Senator