Honor Cord

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 graduating students will receive an honor cord at check-in before the Graduation Ceremony. Honors are awarded for completed coursework. All honors announced at the Graduation Ceremony are based on the Fall 2021 GPA. Summer candidates who participate in commencement will not have their honors announced at the Graduation Ceremony. Students who did not attend the ceremony but want their cord, should contact graduation@kckcc.edu to receive their cord.

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.


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

All graduating students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are permitted to wear Phi Theta Kappa stoles at Commencement.  Please register with the Phi Theta Kappa Director by April 29, 2022 to have this distinction noted in the Commencement program. Graduating students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa must pick up stoles and tassels by Friday, May 13, 2022 in Room 3600; 913-288-7190.