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Make nominations for honorary degrees

Case Western Reserve University invites nominations the awarding of honorary degrees by which the university can recognize persons who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of “excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts” (Faculty Handbook, 3, III.X). Current members of the faculty (including members of the special faculty), the staff, or the Board of Trustees are not eligible for an honorary degree.

The university community is invited to submit nominations to for consideration during the fall semester. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Oct. 23. Those submitted after the announced deadline will be held for review in the following cycle. Nominees are not to be informed of the nomination.

For full review, please include the information listed below. Incomplete nominations cannot be considered.

Nominee information”

  • Nominating letter
  • Nominee’s vitae or biography
  • Maximum of five letters of support (optional)
  • Other materials (optional)

Nominator information:

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Affiliation (student, faculty, staff, alumna/alumnus)

For additional information about the nomination process and to view previous honorary degree award recipients, visit the Honorary Degrees website