I live in Central Texas, not a state so much as a way of narrowing down where in the vastness of the state I reside. Lurking nearby (in Texas parlance 'only an hour away' - that's Texas distance for you- given in time not miles) is an organization far superior to Scientology but cultish in its ways: Texas A and M University. They seem to own the word 'tradition.' Getting your class ring is a REALLY BIG THING. They have a ceremony and a weird 'dipping the ring' in a pond thing. This ring is how they spot each other in crowds.
My collage had a ring available. I think. I don't have one. They cost money. Back then we didn't have money. Unlike A and M, Slippery Rock University is a local collage. We didn't try to impress anyone. We did have to try to convince people the place was real. (Heheheheh.)
And today, I saw this on Facebook: :)