UW-Platteville announces new regalia for commencement ceremonies

April 26, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has made the opportunity for all students involved in extra curricular activities to be able to wear a stole or cord representing their involvement. Dr. Joanne Wilson, interim assistant chancellor for Student Affairs, helped make this a possibility, and has been working with various organizations to allow members to wear cords and stoles at their respective commencement ceremony.

“This idea came up a few years ago but was voted against by Student Senate,” said Wilson. “It came up again last semester and we decided to see if Senate would approve it this year.” Eighteen organizations, including various fraternities and sororities, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Student Support Services, are signed up for their students to wear another splash of color when they receive their diploma.

“Student Support Services is giving pins to seniors who are SSS participants and are a member of the first generation of their family to graduate from college, and the Veterans Club will have red, white and blue cords” said Wilson. “Students will be able to wear one stole and as many cords as they would like.” Honors societies, Greek life and all other student organizations will be required to apply if they wish to have a stole, cord or pin represented at commencement.

“This is a great way to celebrate student involvement on campus,” said Wilson. “We look forward to seeing more organizations add their colors to be represented at commencement.”

Contact: Joanne Wilson, interim assistant chancellor for Student Affairs, (608) 342-1854, wilsonj@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Sarah Kessler, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, kesslers@uwplatt.edu

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