Scarf and Sash
Senior Fellows receive their scarves.
The plaid is a registered Scottish Tartan, designed for the Gaines Center for the Humanities in 1998 by weaver Sallie T. Guy of Murray, Kentucky. Its colors represent the blue and white of the University of Kentucky and the green, red, and black of Gainesway farm.
Prior to the invention of the Gaines tartan, Fellows received a wool scarf with the same colors, custom knit by Ouisha McKinney of Ouisha Designs of Lexington.
The Gaines commencement sash is green with a red stripe. It may be worn with any other emblem of honor, such as an Honors Program sash and cords for honor societies or designations.