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.
Other merchandise have been phased out.
- Pewter key casting (approximately 4" high, left side of photo), $15.00.
- Small tie-tac (approximately 0.75" high, upper right of photo), $22.00.
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). As of the 2018 National Convention,
National allows the faculty advisor to request a set of stoles on an IOU basis.
However, no additional IOU's are allowed until payment for this initial IOU is
received. Note that the request must come directly from the faculty advisor.
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.