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.
At Commencement, the (g2)2 medallion is worn by graduates who have completed an associate degree in two years.
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.
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:
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.
At the Commencement Ceremony, graduating students who have served as Ambassadors are distinguished by a purple, green and gold cord.
Students who are graduating from the CHOICE Program are distinguished by a “CHOICE” medallion at the Commencement Ceremony.
Graduating students who are Correll Scholars are distinguished by a nile green cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
Graduating students with military service (active or retired) are distinguished by a navy cord at the Commencement Ceremony.
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.
Graduating students who have served on the SGA are distinguished by a red, white and blue cord at the Commencement Ceremony.