Honor Societies

Membership in an honor society is independent from KSU graduation honor policy.

Students who qualified for membership in registered Student Organizations, Honor Societies/Department Discipline Honor Programs while attending KSU may wear approved regalia representing these societies during the Commencement ceremonies. The only types of regalia items that may be approved are Honor cords, stoles or pins. Students must contact the appropriate academic department or sponsoring student organization for more information on obtaining these items.

To obtain regalia approval, the Commencement Regalia Approval Form must be completed and submitted by a faculty/staff representative of the academic department sponsoring the student organization. The KSU Bookstore is not responsible for ordering honors commencement regalia. Students who are members of multiple honor societies may wear multiple pieces of regalia.

International stoles received by graduating students who earned a previous degree from their home country may be worn during commencement.

During commencement, students who are honor society members at Kennesaw State University are eligible to wear the following approved designations of their respective society:

  •  Honor Society, Degree
  • Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology
    Teal Cord
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice
    Royal Blue and Yellow Cords
  • Alpha Rho Chi, Architecture
    Sanguine and Azure Cords
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting
    Red Ribbon with Medallion
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business
    Blue and Gold Honor Cords
  • Blue Key National Honor Society, All Majors
    Blue Cords
  • Delta Phi Alpha, German
    Black, Red, and Gold Cords
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geography
    Light Blue Stole
  • Golden Key International Honor Society,All Majors
    Gold Honor Medallion with Blue and Gold Ribbons
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Mathematics Education
    Green, Purple, and Gold Cords
  • Lambda Alpha, Anthropology
    White stole
  • Lambda Pi Eta, Communication
    Red and White Cords
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
    Blue and White Cord; Gold Pin
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, All Majors
    Burgundy and Gold Cords
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, All Majors
    Black and Platinum Cords
  • Nu Delta Alpha, Dance
    Burgundy and Gold Cords
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics
    Blue and Gold Cords
  • Order of Omega, All Majors
    Gold and White Cords
  • Phi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration
    Teal and Gold Cords
  • Phi Alpha, Social Work
    Gold Cords with Medallion
  • Phi Alpha Theta, History
    Red and Blue Cords
  • Phi Beta Delta, International Scholars Society
    Medallion with Red and Gold Ribbon
  • Phi Eta Sigma , All Majors
    Black and Gold Cords
  • Phi Kappa Phi, All Majors
    Gold, White, and Blue Medallion with Royal-Blue Ribbon
  • Phi Lamda Upsilon, Chemistry 
    Blue and Pink Cords
  • Pi Delta Phi, French
    Blue, White and Red Cords
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Music
    White and Gold Cords
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics
    Violet, Gold, and Lavender
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science
    Red, Black, and White Cords
  • Psi Chi, Psychology
    Blue and Gold Cords
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish
    Gold and Red Cords
  • Sigma Iota Rho, International Affairs
    Purple and Gold Cords
  • Sigma Lambda Chi, Construction Management
    Green and Gold Cords and Medallions
  • Sigma Tau Delta, English
    Red and Black Cords
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing
    Orchid and White Cords
  • Tau Upsilon Alpha, Human Services
    Gold Stole with Royal Blue Lettering
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Computer and Information Disciplines
    Maroon and White Cords 
  • KSU Armed Forces Veteran Recognitions 
    White and Gold Stole with Red & Blue Stripes
  • Air Force
    Air Force Insignia
  • Army
    Army Insignia
  • Coast Guard
    Coast Guard Insignia
  • Marines Corp
    Marines Corp Insignia
  • Navy
    Navy Insignia
  • Other Departments
  • Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery
    Purple Cord
  • Department of Athletics
    Black Stole with Gold Trim and Lettering
  • Global Medical Brigades
    Red and Silver Cords
  • Thrive Scholars Program/Dept. First-Year Transition Studies 
    Teal and Silver Cords