Professional Societies & Student Organizations recognize the outstanding progress students have made in social & identy-based characteristics. Many professional societies & student organizations have a service or membership component while the students are pursuing their degree. Students may join these groups based on the given cultural, social and/or academic requirements of the organization.
Students who are members of an professional society or student organization, which has been approved by the Commencement Committee, may wear honors regalia at Commencement. Graduates who belong to an these organizations should contact the advisor to determine how regalia is obtained. Graduates who are members of such societies may wear honor cords, stoles, or medallions at Commencement, if the society provides a way for members to obtain such regalia. The Commencement Office does not make arrangements for the individual honor societies.