University of Southern Indiana

Commencement Stole/Cords Request

The University of Southern Indiana recognizes the importance of accessories such as cords, medallions, and stoles in symbolizing academic achievement and the value of acknowledging achievement not only in honor societies but also in recognized college organizations.  The stoles and cords that may be worn at commencement ceremonies represent registered student organizations, University recognized honor societies, students with an international affiliation, members of USI recognized social fraternities and sororities, military and veteran students, and members of the USI athletic teams. 

Cords or stoles worn at commencement ceremonies must be approved by the Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Approval for new cords or stoles must be obtained by the student organization at least six months prior to the commencement ceremonies (deadlines are June 1 for Fall Commencement and November 1 for Spring Commencement) by submitting the Commencement Stole/Cords Request Form to the Provost Office in WA 103.

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