Contents and Description
Gold Honor Cords are our most popular seller in this category. Sets comes with two twisted cords. Each cord has a tassel on the end for a total of four tassels. Sets are shipped together tied or separately, however you choose. Each half-cord is around thirty inches long, measured from knot to end of tassel, which put it at about sixty inches long spread out. Tassels are about four inches long. 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.
These gold honor cords are typically used for recognition of individual achievement and participation. They're generally worn during a commencement ceremony. Honor chords are used by colleges, universities, community college, high schools, and some middle schools and homeschools
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.
Honor Societies using Gold
Gold is the most popular color for honor cords and honor stoles. It's used by many an honor society for university and college graduations. The following honor societies use gold honor cords, gold honor stoles, or a shade of gold (like yellow, lemon, or science gold) as a primary color for honor ceremonies: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Beta Gamma, Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Tau Alpha, Eta Kappa Nu. Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha. Lambda Iota Tau, Lambda Pi Eta, Lambda Sigma, Mu Kappa Tau, Omicron Delta Epsilon. Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma. Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Alpha Alpha. Pi Omega Pi, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Beta, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Sigma Delta Pi. Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Lambda Chi, and Tau Alpha Pi.
Official known honor society links for those that use a version of gold as part of their honorcords are listed below:
There are more honor societies that use gold than those listed above. Many also use a close variation to that color. If your honor socieity uses gold, and is not listed above, please drop us an email and let us know, and we will add your name to our list. There are also non-society related organizations, greek orders, clubs, and other organizations which offer honorcord or stole recognition products. Please contact us if you would like your group listed here (or elsewhere on our website).
We can also create a separate page just for your group, at your request. And if you would like to offer us some history and background information on your honor society, greek order, club, or group, please let us know. We always love to offer our users additional resources as a tool to help them perform a successful graduation commencement ceremony, and your input is helpful in that endeavor.
This Gold Color
Shades of gold include, in no particular order: Goldenrod, Science Gold, Buff, Metallic Gold, Gamboge, Peach-yellow. Lemon, Copper, School bus yellow, Lemon Cream, Corn, Tangerine. Navajo white, Selective yellow, Ecru, Flax, Old Gold, Citron. Yellow Apricot, Maize, Amber, Golden, Papaya whip, Dark Goldenrod, Mustard, Saffron.
Yellow and Gold are often associated with coins, bullion, and money. They symbolize warm feelings related to the sun. In some asian countries such as China, yellow represebts prosperity, and sometimes royalty.
Recently we have noticed that many high schools, colleges, and universities are using olympic medal colors in their selections. For example, a school might use gold to represent summa cum laude, silver for magna cum laude, and bronze to match cum laude awards. Hence, we offer all three of those colors, and find that a large number of gold cords sell because of that trend.
Academic regalia such as graduate hoods use yellow or gold to indicate degrees in one of the following, in no particular order:
Sanitary Science, Engineering, Social Service, Environmental Science, Agriculture. Social Work, Criminology, Science, Mathematics, Physics, Urban Life, Civil Engineering. Military Science, Economics, Social Science, Nursing, Library Science. Police Science, Philanthropy, Industrial Arts.
Stoles, hoods, caps, and similar apparel are restricted to just one at a time as part of the academic dress. Honorcords are different in that multiple cords can be worn at the same time. You can wear more than one set representing multiple honor societies. They are also often combined in several colors, such as gold and red. Academic additionally offers entwined double or tripple color combinations. The ultimate decision is left to each individual honor society to determine which colours and combination honorcords are appropriate for your commencement ceremony. It is best practice to check with your organization, club, or honor society if you are not sure which color(s) are appropriate for your particular ceremony.
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 or other recognition organization 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. Please contact us if you would like to discuss such arrangements.
List of offerred colors for cord choices:
To view a particular color, click on the color choice on the menu to the left. If you don't see the color you want, and you are interested in bulk purchasing, please contact us and we may be able to arrange for an additional color. We also sometimes have small quantities of additional colors that we no longer sell. Contact us if you have any questions, and hopefully we can work with you to provide you with the colors you are looking for.