Students receive recognition of distinguished accomplishments in several ways.
Distinction/Highest Distinction: The upper 10 percent of undergraduates (calculated by GPA) graduate with distinction. Approximately the upper third of those awarded distinction graduate with highest distinction honors. Honor cords are presented consistent with the color of the school, i.e. the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences presents white honor cords.
Seniors who have completed the University Honors Program and/or the University Scholars Program receive medallions to wear during Commencement activities.
Approximately 10 graduating seniors are selected for the University Awards, which recognize the students' academic, volunteer, and leadership accomplishments during their time at KU.
Note: Honor cords and/or medallions will be distributed by the individual school or program and are NOT for sale in the KU Bookstore.