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Honor Cords

Graduating from college is an incredible achievement. In recognition of this accomplishment, the commencement ceremony is a graduate’s day of celebration, the culmination of hard work and determination with every stride across the stage. Long a tradition at commencement, honor cords are worn for the ceremony, with each color recognizing the wearer as a recipient of a significant achievement or award. But what are these colors? What do they signify? And why do they mean anything at Thomas Edison State University? These questions, and more, are explained, in this honor cord infographic.

To learn more about your eligibility for honor cords, please refer to the Awards and Honor Societies page or learn how to earn your Philanthropy Cord by giving back.

Honor cords explained (infographic)