Contents and Description
Each Maroon Honor Cords set includes two twisted cords, with a tassel on each end of the each cord (for a total of four tassels). The honor cords are shipped tied together, or separately, at your option. Each half-cord is around thirty inches long, measured from knot to end of tassel (about sixty inches long when spread out rather than folded at the knot). Each tassel is about four inches long. Honor cords are made from rayon (we do not offer silk). You can mix and match different color cords together.
Alternative names for these products are honors cord, honor chords, and honors chords.
Who Buys Honor Cords
Usually purchased by a member of an honors society, fraternity, sorority, department recognition coordinator, or for summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude awards.
These maroon honor cords are typically used for recognition of individual achievement and participation. They're generally worn during a commencement ceremony. Honor cords (chords) are used by colleges, universities, community college, high schools, and some middle schools and homeschools
Honor Societies using Maroon
Maroon has found its way into many an honor society for university and college graduations. Honor societies that use maroon as part of their honors regalia include (among others): Alpha Sigma Nu, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Honor society links are listed below:
There are, of course, more honor societies that use maroon than those listed above. Many also use a close variation to that color. If your honor socieity uses maroon, and is not listed above, please drop us an email and let us know, and we will add your name to our list.
This Maroon Color
The color is listed as maroon, a reddish color. We offer two variations on reddish colors for honor cords, this one and red. If you are looking for a lighter red, we suggest you go with the red (see link below).
Shades of red include: Alizarin, Burgundy, Cardinal, Carmine, Cerise, Chestnut, Crimson, Falu red, Fuchsia, Magenta, Mauve, Red-violet, Rust, Puce, Sangria, Scarlet, Terra cotta, Vermilion, Amaranth, Rose, Hollywood Cerise, Shocking Pink. Please note that, while we do get requests for pink graduation caps and gowns, we do not currently carry the color pink. This red is the closest we have.
Schools select colors based on school colors, honor society colors, traditional recognition colors, as symbols, and based on personal taste.
Redish colors like this Maroon catch people's attention. Red colors symbolize heat and fire. It is also one of the primary colors. Because it is one of the colors of the United States Flag, it is can also symbolize patriotism in the U.S..
For graduate hoods and academic regalia colors, red or shades of red are used to designate the degree or discipline of Canon Law, Communications, Conservation, Divinity, Forestry, Journalism, Music, Public Health, Sacred Theology, and Theology.
How to Buy
Prices range from $4.50 to $10 (plus shipping) a set, depending on the quantity you buy. Bulk discounting is available. We offer two ways to buy these cords. The easiest purchase method is to Buy Online . The alternative method is to download a Grad Accessories Form, print it, fill it out, and fax it back to us at (818) 886-8743. You can receive more information on buying graduation products, including full cost and pricing, from our main honor cords page at HONOR CORDS , and our homepage also contains honor cords information.
If your honor society would like to purchase a bulk amount of honors products, please let us know. We may also be able to come to an agreement whereby you contract with Academic to supply all your cords to your various members across the country through our website. As a smaller business than most of our competition, we are often in a position to be flexible about various joint ventures with societies and similar organizations.
List of offerred colors for cord choices:
To view a particular color, click on the color choice on the menu to the left
|Royal Blue||Orange||Hunter Green||Red||Maroon||White||Burgundy||Light Blue|
|Gold||Navy Blue||Kelly Green||Silver||Purple||Black||Off White||Bronze|