Honorary Degree

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An Honorary Degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale should be reserved for outstanding scholarly contribution or for a person of considerable renown in any field of activity.  If given for other than scholarly contribution, the Honorary Degree should be awarded only to those persons who have uniquely contributed to human well-being or whose accomplishments have resulted in a marked benefit to society.

Nomination deadline for 2024 honorary degrees is Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023.

For nomination guidelines and contact information for an Honorary Degree, please view the Nomination Guidelines and Deadlines.

View a list of previous recipients.