SIGMA GAMMA TAU

Society Jewelry, Ties, and Graduation Stoles

The following merchandise is available from the National Office. The order forms can be found on the Sigma Gamma Tau web site.

Jewelry

Other merchandise have been phased out.


Graduation Stole

The graduation stoles can be special ordered through the National Office (cost is $35.00 per stole). The stoles are shipped directly from the manufacturer to the chapter. Orders should be placed at least 60 days prior to graduation (i.e., October 1st for fall semester graduation and March 1st for spring semester graduation) in order to deal with delays in shipment or other unforseen problem issues. If your order does not arrive within 30 days, please contact the National Office. Orders which are placed 30-60 days in advance will most likely arrive in time, but it will be difficult to ship a second set of stoles if there are problems with your original shipment. Please note that orders are placed AFTER receipt of the payment check at the National Office (credit cards and departmental purchase orders are not accepted).

Many chapters purchase a set of stoles which they keep in stock and sells them to graduates on a first-come first-serve basis. As their stock is reduced to a critical level, these chapters order in "bulk" so that they do not run out. The National Office recommends this practice since stoles involve a long lead time to order.

As of the 2006 National Convention, National sends a stole to each chapter which nominates a student to the Annual Undergraduate Award competition. This stole should be worn by the award nominee at his/her graduation. However, National encourages the idea that the chapter maintain custody of the stole so that it can subsequently be stockpiled for rental in future graduation ceremonies. The idea of tracking the names of those who have worn a particular stole at their graduation has been suggested. (Think about being able to wear the same stole as a well-known alumnus at your graduation.) Rather than renting stoles for a fee, some chapters have suggested offering stoles to those who have earned the most service points in their chapter.