b't heC oDe ofA CADemiCC oStume B oArD ofr eGentSAn 1894 conference of representatives of leading AmericanThe Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was institutions adopted a uniform code of academic dress. The code wascreated in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgias state revised by the American Council on Education in 1932 and again ingovernment. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was 1959. unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The governor appoints members of the Board to a seven Black gowns recommended for use have certain characteristics. Theyear term and regents may be reappointed to subsequent terms by a bachelorsgown has pointed sleeves, the mastersoblong sleevessitting governor. Regents donate their time and expertise to serve the and the doctorsgown has bell-shaped sleeves. The bachelor andstate through their governance of the University System of Georgiamaster gowns have no trimmings. The doctorsgown is faced downthe position is a voluntary one without financial remuneration. Today the front with black velvet with three bars of the same across thethe Board of Regents is composed of 19 members, five of whom are sleeves. The velvet may be the color distinction of the subject toappointed from the state-at-large, and one from each of the states which thepertains, agreeing in color with the edging of the hood. 14 congressional districts. The Board elects a chancellor who serves as its chief executive officer and the chief administrative officer of the For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctors gowns,University System. The Board oversees the colleges and universities edging of hoods and tassels of caps, colors associated with differentthat comprise the University System of Georgia, and has oversight of subjects are: Agriculture, Maize; Arts, Letters, Humanities, White;the Georgia Archives Service and the Georgia Public Library.Commerce, Accountancy, Business, Drab; Economics, Copper; Education, Light Blue; Fine Arts, Brown; Journalism, Crimson;D r . S tevew riGleyLaw, Purple; Library Science, Lemon; Music, Pink; Nursing,c hAncellorApricot; Speech, Silver Gray; Philosophy, Dark Blue; Physical Education, Sage Green; Public Administration, Peacock Blue; PublicB oArD ofr eGentSHealth, Salmon Pink; Science, Golden Yellow; Social Work, Citron; Theology, Scarlet.w. A lleng udenrAth e rinh AmesThe bachelorshood length is three feet, the mastersis three and B rBArAr iVerAh olmesone-half feet; and the doctorsis four feet. The hood for the latter s Amueld. h olmeshas panels at the side. The hoods are lined with the official color or colors of the college or university which conferred the ; more than c. t homAsh oPkins , J r ., mdone color is shown by the division of the field color.J Amesm. h ull(V icec hAir ) c AdeJ oinerThe hood binding or edging is velvet or velveteen, in widths c. e Verettk ennedy , iiiof two, three and five inches for the bachelors, masters, and r AchelB. l ittledoctors respectively. The color of the edging should be distinctive l oweryh oustonm Ayof the subject to which thepertains. The black academic cap is usually shaped like a mortar board. The tassel is black or the color J oser. P ereZappropriate to the subject to which thepertains. The only exception n eill. P ruitt , J r .is the doctors cap which may have its tassel of gold thread.s ArAh -e liZABethl AngFordr eed h Aroldr eynolds(Prepared by Louis E. Schmier, Professor of History) s Achins hAilendrA(c hAir ) t. d AllAss mith k esseld. s telling , J r . d onl. w Aters P hiliPA. w ilheit , s r .46 |VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY'