Honorary Degree Awards

Policy number: 
04.003
Policy description: 

The award of an honorary degree by a university is an extension of its role as the unique institution in society devoted to the discovery, transmission and preservation of knowledge.  The University of North Texas may award an honorary degree to individuals who, by their extraordinary achievements, add substantial knowledge to or better society as a whole, whether through the professions, arts, humanities, science, or service.

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Policy owner: Office of the President
Policy contact: 
Louise Dunn
Exec Assist to the President and VP for Planning
President's Office
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Friday, October 23, 1981

Last updated: 

Date: 
02/01/2022
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
This policy has been updated to improve the clarity of language, to change the vetting process by the chair of the committee, change a title of the approving party for an undergraduate student committee member, and modify the committee structure.
Date: 
09/21/2017
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to include Honorary Bachelor degrees.
Date: 
05/01/2011
Action: 
Format Only
Date: 
01/26/2009
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to improve clarity to the eligibility criteria, guidelines for the nomination process, approval process, and the composition of the Honorary Degree Committee. Effective 01/26/2009.
Date: 
08/01/1998
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1994
Action: 
Revision