Honorary Degrees

Statement of Purpose

The Honorary Degree

The awarding of honorary degrees should be regarded as a method by which the university expresses its ideals and recognizes outstanding achievements. It provides appropriate recognition by the university for attainment of extraordinary distinction, and serves to exemplify the highest purposes and ideals of the university in its recipients. The honorary degree, therefore, represents the highest award given by the university.

Call for Nominations

The Honors Committee is pleased to accept nominations at any time. The nomination process involves a two-step process that includes a Preliminary Nomination followed by a Formal Nomination.

Learn more about criteria and the process.