Commencement Accessories

Western Michigan University acknowledges that commencement accessories worn with a graduation gown signify milestones of success during a student’s studies. WMU salutes graduates wearing cords, medals, pins, stoles and sashes. 


  • Alpha Delta Sigma—Red and white
  • Alpha Eta Rho—Red, black and gold
  • Alpha Kappa Delta—Gold
  • Alpha Kappa Mu—Blue and white
  • Alpha Lambda Delta—Red, white and gold
  • Alpha Phi Omega—Royal blue and gold
  • Alpha Phi Sigma—Royal blue and gold
  • Aviation Student Council—Gold and green
  • Beta Alpha Psi—Black and red
  • Beta Gamma Sigma—Blue and gold
  • Chi Sigma Iota—Blue and white
  • Delta Alpha Pi—Royal blue and gold
  • Eta Kappa Nu—Gold with red tassels
  • Eta Sigma Gamma—Green and gold
  • Food Marketing Association Executive Board--Red
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon—Gold, turquoise and brown
  • Globally Engaged—Black, gold and white
  • Golden Key—Royal blue and gold
  • Iota Iota Iota—Lavender
  • Kappa Delta Pi—Purple and green
  • Kappa Omicron Nu—Cream and burgundy
  • Lambda Pi Eta—Red and white
  • Lavender Ceremony Graduate—Lavender 
  • Lee Honors College—Brown and gold
  • Nonprofit Leadership Student Association—Purple and white
  • Order of Omega—Gold and white
  • Phi Alpha—Gold
  • Phi Alpha Theta—Red and white
  • Phi Beta Kappa—Blue and pink
  • Phi Chi Theta—Purple and gold
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa—Black and gold
  • Phi Kappa Phi—Navy and gold
  • Phi Sigma Pi—Purple and gold
  • Phi Theta Kappa—Royal blue and gold
  • Pi Alpha Alpha—Light blue and yellow
  • Pi Delta Phi—Blue, white and red
  • Pi Kappa Lambda—Gold and white
  • Pi Mu Epsilon—Gold, purple and lilac
  • Pi Sigma Alpha—Gold
  • Psi Chi—Navy and silver
  • Sigma Tau Delta—Red or red and black
  • Sigma Theta Tau—Orchid and white
  • Student Dietetic Association—Green
  • Tau Alpha Pi—Green and gold
  • Tau Beta Pi—Orange and white
  • Tau Sigma—Maroon and gold
  • TRiO FESP—Red and black
  • TRiO SSP—Red and black
  • Veterans—Red, white and blue
  • University Honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude)—Gold


  • Study Abroad

Medals and medallions

  • Epsilon Mu Eta
  • Foundation Scholars
  • Medallion Scholars
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • College of Aviation Wings
  • Dobro Slovo
  • Matriculation Ceremony
  • WMU Bronson School of Nursing

Stoles and sashes

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Financial Management Association International
  • HCOB Student Leadership Advisory Board
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Seita Scholars
  • University Innovation Fellows

List of accessories is based on University records as of April 2017.