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.

Undergraduates

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 

Dana Warner

 

Alpha Lambda Delta

Gold, red and white cords, medallions, and/or stoles

Joseph Taylor and Joseph Conway

 

Omicron Delta Kappa

White, black and blue twisted cords

Rita Ferguson

 

Phi Kappa Phi

Blue and gold cords with fringed tassels

Ivey MacKenzie 

 

Sigma Xi-Scientific Research Society

Blue and white cords with tassels

Debra Moriarity

 

Nat'l Society of Leadership & Success

Platinum and black cords

George Watt

 

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 & Ena Rose Green

 

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business) 

Blue and gold cords with tassels, medallions, and or stoles

Chris Allport

  Society of Human Resource Management Navy Blue, light blue, and white cords Ivey MacKenzie

Engineering

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)

Nicholas Lynn 

 

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

Jagadeep Thota

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) 

Teal cord

Kyle Knight 

 

Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre) 

Light blue and gold intertwined cords

David Harwell 

 

Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

Teal green and purple cords

Wolfram Verlaan

 

Kappa Pi (Art) 

Purple and cold cords

David Stewart

 

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

Evan Ragland

 

Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages) 

Purple and gold cords

Linda Maier 

 

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) 

Medallions red ribbons

Anne M. Choup

  Phi Sigma Tau   Nick Jones

 

Psi Chi (Psychology) 

Dark blue and light blue cords

Dianhan Zheng 

 

Sigma Tau Delta (English) 

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

Chad Thomas

Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau

Purple and white cords

Lenora Smith

Science

Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics) 

Green and ivory tassels and cords

Max Bonamente

Greek Honor Society

Order of Omega

Gold and white cording 

Toni Morgan

U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

 

Red, White and Blue cording 

Brittany Howard

UAH Lancers

 

 White stole with UAH seal

Taralyn Caudle

Updated 03/21/2016