KSU Commencement



Graduation with honor for the bachelor's degree requires that students have an adjusted GPA of at least 3.5 and earn at least 60 semester credit hours in residence at Kennesaw State University.

At commencement, Kennesaw State University recognizes honors for undergraduate students as defined by University Policy: Summa Cum Laude (3.90 - 4.00), Magna Cum Laude (3.70 - 3.89), Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.69) and Honors Program Graduates. Master's degree students with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 in all graduate-level course work are eligible for Graduate Student Honors.

Membership in an honor society is independent from KSU graduation honor policy. See the honor society advisor for honor cords.

Honor Societies

Students who are members of honor societies at Kennesaw State University are eligible to wear the following designations of their society at graduation:

Degree Colors

Alpha Delta Omega, Public and Social Services - white stole with red lettering
Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology - teal honor cord
Alpha Psi Omega, Theater - blue and gold pin
Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting - red ribbon with medallion
Beta Beta Beta, Biology - green ribbon with medallion
Beta Gamma Sigma, Business - blue and gold honor cords
Blue Key National Honor Society - blue honor cords
Golden Key International Honor Society - gold honor medallion with blue and gold ribbons
Kappa Delta Pi, Education - green, purple, and gold honor cords
Lambda Pi Eta, Communication - red and white honor cords
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics - blue and gold honor cords
Phi Alpha Theta, History - red and blue honor cords
Phi Eta Sigma , Freshman Honor Society - black and gold honor cords
Phi Kappa Phi, all majors - gold, white, and blue medallion with royal-blue ribbon
Phi Lamda Upsilon, National Chemistry Honor Society - red and gold epaulets
Pi delta Phi, French - blue and red honor cords
Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science - purple and gold honor cords
Psi Chi, Psychology - blue and gold honor cords
Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish - gold and red honor cords
Sigma Tau Delta, English - red and black honor cords
Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing - orchid and white honor cords
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, all majors - burgundy and gold cords
Presidential Fellows - black and gold ribbon with medallion