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Special Designations

Baccalaureate Honor Designations

Gold cord: Summa Cum Laude (3.9 grade point average or above)
Purple cord: Magna Cum Laude (3.7 grade point average or above)
White cord: Cum Laude (3.5 grade point average or above)

Candidates wearing purple stoles bearing the official seal of Young Harris College are members of the Young Harris College Senior Class of 2013. The stole is presented to each baccalaureate candidate by a special mentor during the College’s Baccalaureate Service.

Associate Honor Designations

Highest Honors (3.9 grade point average or above)
High Honors (3.7 grade point average or above)
Honors (3.5 grade point average or above)

Honors Program Statement

Students wearing gold and white cords are members of the Young Harris College Honors Program. Baccalaureate candidates announced as YHC Honors Scholars have earned honors degrees by completing all requirements of the YHC Honors Program.

Honor Societies

Candidates wearing blue and green cords are members of Alpha Chi Honor Society, a national honor society which recognizes the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors and graduate students at colleges and universities.

Candidates wearing gold and purple cords are members of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, an international communication studies honor society which aims to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement of undergraduate students enrolled as communication studies majors or minors.

Candidates wearing purple and white cords are members of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, an international professional music fraternity which recognizes scholarship, musicianship and character of undergraduate students enrolled as music majors or minors.

Candidates wearing red and blue-gray cords are members of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, a national history honor society that promotes the study of the field through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Candidates wearing blue and yellow cords are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a national honor society which recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students.

Candidates wearing black and red cords are members of Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, an international English honor society which confers distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.