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campaign for northwest
a-z index

approved honors/symbols for commencement

northwest academic honor cords (undergraduate only) will be provided with your cap and gown during pick up.

  • summa cum laude
  • magna cum laude
  • cum laude

all other approved cords are the responsibility of the individual organizations.

undergraduate academic honor societies

alpha chi medallion with green and blue ribbon
alpha psi omega honorary fraternity blue/gold honor cord
alpha sigma lambda burgundy/gold honor cord
alpha sigma pi platinum/black cord
beta beta beta biological society green/red honor cord
blue key national honor fraternity medallion with blue ribbon
cardinal key national honor society red/gold honor cord
delta mu delta national honor society purple/gold honor cord
delta tau alpha honor fraternity green/gold cords
gamma sigma epsilon national honor society blue/white honor cord
gamma theta upsilon international honor society blue/gold/brown cord
kappa kappa psi national honorary band fraternity blue/white honor cord
kappa omicron nu national honor society burgundy/ivory cord, medallion for active members
kappa pi international honorary society purple/gold honor cord
lambda pi eta national honor society red/white honor cord
mortar board national honor society (turret chapter) silver/gold honor cord
national residence hall honorary blue/white honor cord
national society of collegiate scholars maroon/gold honor cord
omicron delta kappa national leadership honor society white stole
order of omega national honor society gold/white honor cord
phi mu alpha sinfonia red/black/gold honor cord
pi mu epsilon national honor society violet/gold/lavender honor cord
pi omega pi national honor society blue/silver/gold honor cord
pi sigma alpha national scholastic honorary red/white/black honor cord
psi chi national honor society gold honor cord with blue/gold tassels
sigma alpha iota international music fraternity red/white honor cord
sigma gamma epsilon professional honorary society gold/blue/silver honor cord
sigma tau delta international honor society red/black honor cord
upsilon pi epsilon national honor society medallion with maroon ribbon