By awarding honorary degrees, the University associates itself and its values with individuals remarkable for their achievements and seeks to inspire students and others to recognize, respect, and emulate such persons and such accomplishments.
Nominees should exemplify with distinctive elements of the University’s mission: to serve the people and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving, and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and to develop leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
For more information regarding eligibility, visit the Honorary Degree Committee page.
The University’s Honorary Degree Committee meets twice a year, ordinarily in the Fall and Summer.
Questions can be directed to [email protected]