Board of Trustees’ Academic Regalia

Members of the UT Board of Trustees are invited to all UT commencements and sometimes represent the institution at events at which academic regalia is worn. In 1975 Dr. John Prados, vice president for academic affairs, worked with the American Council on Education and a committee of faculty drawn from across the UT system to devise academic regalia for the board of trustees as a symbol of the office. Board members wear a modified doctoral gown to distinguish it from gowns appropriately worn by individuals who have earned or been awarded the degree. The hood for the gown is that of the highest degree UT grants—the doctorate—with white disciplinary band and orange and white institutional marking. The cap is a soft cap with a gold tassel.

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  • Title Board of Trustees’ Academic Regalia
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  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date June 10, 2023
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  • Date of Last Update November 4, 2018