Stole of Gratitude
The stole of gratitude is a tradition similar to the torch medals. The stole of gratitude is a stole that a graduate wears around his or her neck through the commencement ceremony. Following the ceremony, the graduate then places the stole around the neck of someone whose support, guidance, or assistance made his or her graduation possible.
While the torch medal is meant specifically for recognizing members of the Colgate campus, the stole of gratitude may be bestowed upon anyone of your choosing.