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Honor Cords

Students will be recognized at the Commencement ceremony with academic honor cords provided these two requirements are met:

  1. The student's cumulative grade point average meets the minimum requirements at the end of the semester preceding their final term, and
  2. Graded credits in residence, including credits in progress during her/his final term at UW-Green Bay, total a minimum of 48. Honors designations on transcripts will be based upon the student's complete academic record.

Honors requirements for students who earn baccalaureate degrees are:

  • Cum Laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average from 3.5 to 3.749;
  • Magna Cum Laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average from 3.75 to 3.849;
  • Summa Cum Laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or higher; or a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 to 3.849 and eligibility for and successful completion of an honors in the major project.

The honor cords will be available at no charge from the Provost Office beginning at the Graduation Resource Fair in November (Fall/Winter Commencement) and in April (Spring/Summer Commencement) and in Cofrin Library Suite 835 beginning the following day. Although the cords reflect no distinction between the 3 levels of honors achievement, it will be announced as you receive your diploma and will be noted in the ceremony program booklet. Master's and Associate's degree candidates do not wear cords. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to wear honor cords, contact Katrina Hrivnak, Assistant Registrar, 465-2616.

If you have other academic or honor society regalia from UW-Green Bay such as medallions, pins, or sashes, it can be worn on the gown along with the academic honors cords. International education sashes may also be worn, and can be ordered through the International Education Office.

Additional information about Degree Honors and Honors in the Major can be obtained from the UW-Green Bay Undergraduate Catalog. For information about honor societies and how to obtain their regalia, please contact the advisors listed in the Honor Societies brochure on the web pages of either the College of Professional Studies or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.