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2018-2019 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2018-2019 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Cords And Stole Policy SS.030

LU Policy Number: SS.030

Effective Date: 01/01/19

Approval Date:04/04/19

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to standardize the wearing of graduation apparel.

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: This policy would be applicable to all participants in LIFE University commencement ceremonies.

Approval Authority: President

Responsible Authority: Student Affairs

Definitions: N/A


Policy Title

Graduation Cords And Stoles Policy


Policy Statement

Only cords, stoles, pins, or other marks of distinction approved by the administration of LIFE University shall be permitted to be worn by graduates with their academic attire at university commencements and meet the following guidelines:

Gold, Yellow, Green and White Cords and or should only be used by the academic honors of Summa Cum Laude (3.75-4.00), Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.74), and Cum Laude (3.25-3.49), or distinguished service to the University (SI/Tutor, Executive Board of Student Council, Student Athlete, etc).

Only those stoles approved by the University may be worn (Student Ambassadors). Stoles are not to exceed 62 inches in length by 5 inches wide

In addition, we kindly ask that personal modifications to the mortarboards (caps) be limited to those expressing well-wishing and gratitude or affiliation with sanctioned organization. Students are not permitted to have unacceptable decorations, offensive language or inappropriate images on the mortarboards.

Students not following these guidelines could be pulled from the graduation line up.


All requests for additional graduation attire must be made to the University Administration through the Dean of Students.


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