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Academic and Leadership Distinction

  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors
  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors
  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors
  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors
  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors
  • Academic and Leadership Distinction Cord Colors

 

Academic Distinction

At EGSC's Commencement Ceremony, colored tassels adorn the mortarboard of graduates and distinguish their program of study, as follows:

  • Associate of Arts degree - Green
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration degree - Peacock
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology degree - Golden Yellow
  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Work Readiness Skills - Green, Gold and White

 

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is an honor society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. At Commencement, graduates who are members of East Georgia State College’s Tau Epsilon Tau Chapter are distinguished by a forest green and red cord.

 

Finish in Four (fn4) Program

At Commencement, the (fn4) medallion is worn by graduates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in four years.

 

Get to Graduation in Two (g2)2 Program

At Commencement, the (g2)2 medallion is worn by graduates who have completed an associate degree in two years.

 

Honor Graduate

At Commencement, graduates who accomplish a high level of academic achievement, as reflected by their overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) are distinguished by a gold cord. The following distinction is also indicated on their transcripts and diplomas:

Grade Point Average  
3.5 – 3.79 cum laude
3.8 – 3.89 magna cum laude
3.9 – 4.0   summa cum laude

  

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is an honor, educational-service organization that seeks to develop leadership potential and encourage fellowship among students. At Commencement, graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are distinguished by a gold and blue cord.

 

Leadership Distinction

Advancing leadership is an important component of EGSC’s mission. Students who demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom are recognized for their leadership, service, and campus involvement in the following programs:

 

African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

Graduating students who have participated in the AAMI initiative are distinguished by a black cord at Commencement. Graduates with a 3.5 GPA or higher are also distinguished by an AAMI medallion.

 

Ambassador Program

At the Commencement Ceremony, graduating students who have served as Ambassadors are distinguished by a purple, green and gold cord.

 

CHOICE Inclusive Learning Program

Students who are graduating from the CHOICE Program are distinguished by a “CHOICE” medallion at the Commencement Ceremony.

 

Correll Scholars Program

Graduating students who are Correll Scholars are distinguished by a nile green cord at the Commencement Ceremony.

 

Military

Graduating students with military service (active or retired) are distinguished by a navy cord at the Commencement Ceremony.

 

Service Seal of Distinction

Graduating students who have completed program requirements for the Service Seal of Distinction receive a special designation on their transcript and a special seal on their diploma.

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

Graduating students who have served on the SGA are distinguished by a red, white and blue cord at the Commencement Ceremony.