Cords, Stoles and Honors

Honor Cord

Associate Degree seeking graduating students with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a gold honor cord at check-in before the Graduation ceremony. Honors are awarded for completed coursework. All Honors are based on the Fall 2017 semester. July 2018 Summer candidates who participate will not receive honors recognition at the Graduation ceremony. Honors students who do not attend the Graduation Ceremony will receive their honor cords by mail with their diplomas.

Military Honor Graduation Cords

In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, Kansas City Kansas Community College would like to honor your graduation by authorizing you to wear the red, white and blue honor cords to your commencement ceremony.

Eligibility: If you are graduating and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran, are currently serving in the U.S. military (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves), you are authorized to wear the Military Honor Cord.

This cord is provided to you at no cost by the KCKCC Veterans Center.  Please visit the Veterans Center with any questions or call 913-288-7592. 

Phi Theta Kappa Stoles

Graduating students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are permitted to wear Phi Theta Kappa stoles and tassels at Graduation. These students must register with the Phi Theta Kappa Director in order to have this distinction noted in the Commencement Program by April 10, 2018, Room 3600; 913-288-7190. The cost for the stole and tassel is $35.00 and must also be purchased by April 10, 2018 in Room 3600.

Honors Education

Students who are graduating as an Honors Education Graduate (have completed required amount of honors tutorials and honors courses) must register with the Director of Honors Education in order to have this distinction noted in the Commencement Program and on their academic transcript by early April, Room 3600; 913-288-7190.

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