Graduation Cords

Students who have been engaged in research and scholarship activities during their academic career have the opportunity to be designated as an Undergraduate Research Scholar and presented with an Undergraduate Research Honor Cord prior to graduation. graduation cords
In order to be eligible for cords, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  1.  Present at the Symposium of Student Scholars (it can be any year up to your graduation). 

  2. Receive funding for your research, such as URCA grants, NCUR travel support, CARET awards, or funding through your department. For example, if KSU paid your registration fees for the conference, or paid for some other aspect of your research, then you have received funding. Your research advisor can help determine this if you have any questions. 

  3. Present at another local, regional, national, or international conference. This conference does not necessarily have to be connected to your funding above, but you must have the experience of presenting at a conference. If you have published your work instead of presenting it, please note that in the box.

These graduation cords are free for students who meet all of the above criteria. Students who do not meet all of the above criteria are ineligible for the cords.

Please complete the form below. The Office of Undergraduate Research will evaluate your application and contact you about the graduation cords. You must pick up your cords within 3 weeks of receiving notification that your application has been accepted. One cord per student; please do not submit the form more than once. 

If you answered "no" to any of the questions above, please provide a detailed explanation above regarding why you believe you should still be eligible for a graduation cord from the Office of Undergraduate Research