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UAH Honor Cords

University Honors
UAH Honor Cords, for those undergraduates who are eligible, have been purchased by the University and will be available at the Von Braun Center during the robing process. Graduation honors are not bestowed upon students receiving Masters or Doctoral degrees; therefore graduate degree recipients do not receive or wear honor cords.

Notice: Honors indicated in the program are based on grades for semesters completed prior to the last semester. Actual honors for all completed work will be subsequently calculated and will appear on the official transcript and diploma.

Graduation with honors at the baccalaureate level requires a minimum of 60 semester hours at UAH. Honors will be determined by the grade-point average for the last 60 semester hours of coursework taken at UAH or the overall GPA for all coursework taken at UAH, whichever is higher. The academic terms containing the last 60 hours of coursework taken at UAH will be identified, and the GPA of all UAH courses taken during those terms to satisfy graduation requirements will be computed and the honors will be determined as follows:

If the GPA computed as above is 3.90 or above, the student graduates summa cum laude. 
If the GPA computed as above is 3.70 or above (but below 3.90), the student graduates magna cum laude. 
If the GPA computed as above is 3.40 or above (but below 3.70), the student graduates cum laude.

School of Graduate Studies
Graduate students should not wear honor cords. The hood adorned with the college colors represents their academic accomplishments recognized by the university.

Approved Academic Honor Societies 

Students graduating with university–wide and academic honors who are members of the following organizations may wear the cords, ribbons, collars, jewelry, etc., described below on their robes at Commencement.

University Honors



Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude

Gold Cords
(will be distributed at the ceremony)

Janet Waller

University Honor Societies



Alpha Epsilon Delta

Purple and pink cords 

Debra Moriarity

Alpha Lambda Delta

Gold, red and white cords

Joseph Taylor 

Omicron Delta Kappa

White, black and blue twisted cords

Ina Warboys

Phi Kappa Phi

Blue and gold cords with fringed tassels

Chris Allport 

Sigma Xi-Scientific Research Society

Blue and white cords with tassels

Debra Moriarity

Nat'l Society of Leadership & Success

Platinum and black cords

Beth Wilson

Delta Epsilon Iota

Blue and gold cords with tassels

Kellee Crawford

Business Administration



Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting/Finance) 

Red and black cords, pins

Charlie Hickman & Gene Bryson

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business) 

Blue and gold cords with tassels

David Berkowitz

Society for Human Resource Management

Navy blue, light blue, and white cord

William MacKenzie




Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial & Systems Engineering) 

White satin and gold stole

James Swain (temporarily) 

Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering) 

Gold braided cord with royal blue and scarlet tassels

Aleksandar Milenkovich 

Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering) 

White satin collar (officers) / Maroon & white cord/rope (members)

Jeffrey Weimer

Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering) 

Teal and burgundy cords (see national website)

Don Wallace 

Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering) 

Stole with red shoulders and white satin tips

Jason Cassibry

Tau Beta Pi (Mechanical Engineering) 

White satin collar and embroidered with bent in orange

Don Wallace 

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences



Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) 

Teal cord

Mitch Berbrier 

Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre) 

Light blue and gold intertwined cords

David Harwell 

Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

Teal green and purple cords

Jason O'Brien

Kappa Pi (Art) 

Purple and cold cords

Jill Johnson

Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Arts) 

Red and white cords

Eletra Gilchrist 

Phi Alpha Theta (History) 

Madonna red and blue with multi-colored tassel at each end

Molly Johnson 

Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages) 

Purple and gold cords

Linda Maier 

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) 

Medallions red ribbons

Anne M. Choup

Psi Chi (Psychology) 

Blue and gold cords

Jodi Price 

Sigma Tau Delta (English) 

Red and black braided cords, 2"medallion attached to red ribbon

Julie Early




Sigma Theta Tau

Purple and white cords

Mark Reynolds




Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics) 

Green and ivory tassels and cords

Robert Preece

Greek Honor Society



Order of Omega

Gold and white cording 

Susan Mathieson

U.S. Armed Forces Veterans




Red, White and Blue cording 

Dean of Students

 UAH Lancers




 White stole with UAH seal

Taralyn Caudle

Updated 4/10/2015

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