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.

TMilitary and Veteran Honor Cordhese 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 dates

  • If you are an eligible student planning on graduating next spring, email and we'll keep you updated

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 to pick up cords

  • Cord pick-up locations will be announced in the spring


  • Stop by the Communications office in Kansas City or Academic & Student Affairs office in Wichita; call (913) 588-2695 or email
Last modified: Jul 29, 2014