Military and Veteran Honor Cords

KU Medical Center honors those who serve or have honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces with Military and Veteran Honor Cords to wear at graduation. 

These red, white and blue cords are a special recognition to show KU Medical Center's gratitude and respect for the men and women who have made an unwavering commitment to both their nation and their academic studies.

This is a voluntary program. Students and faculty attending graduation must apply and pick up a cord. Cords will be provided at no cost to eligible students and faculty in the spring.

Sign up to receive notification on cord distribution datesRed, white ang blue honor cord

  • If you are an eligible student planning on graduating next spring, be sure to fill out our military self-identification form so we can keep you informed.

Who's eligible

If you have applied for graduation and are one of the following:

  • Honorably discharged veteran student
  • Currently serving military student (Active, Guard, Reserves)

What we need to verify status 

  • DD-214 or valid military ID card 

Where/when to pick up cords

  • Cord pick-up locations to be announced in Spring 2016.


  • Stop by the Public Affairs office in Kansas City (1005 Murphy) or Academic & Student Affairs office in Wichita; call (913) 588-2695 or email

 PT graduate walking out smiling, wearing honor cord  School of Nursing graduate wearing honor cord, sitting and smiling at camera

School of Nursing graduate wearing honor cord, standing in front of building

Last modified: Jun 17, 2015