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There is a specific universal color for DNP (kind of a salmon color, similar to engineering I think) then the Univerisity you graduate from has its own colors. PhD is a different color, as are other doctoral degrees. Jan
when I was looking at options for my own DNP regalia I checked out a number of options as well as the history and traditions of regalia and commencement. Your question is about the gown color, its design (and maybe insignias?) and not about cowls and hoods which have very specific (and rigid) criteria. Gown design and color appears to be school specific, so you would have to get Duke admin approval to do anything other than basic black. You could likely get approval to add a school of nursing insignia b/c that doesn't require other Duke graduates to do that. You could possibly get approval to add school colors to the robe in addition to the hood, but then that would have to be an option for all Duke doctoral grads, and other schools at Duke might agree or object. I suggest you talk with other doctoral programs there and get some consensus, then go forward with that proposal to admin.