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 2022 honorary degrees was Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

For nomination guidelines and contact information for the Distinguished Service Awards, please go view the Nomination Guidelines and Deadlines.

View a list of previous recipients.

Congratulations to the 2022 Honorary Degree recipients!

Richard Hunt, honorary Doctor of Public Arts

Cho-Yee To, honorary Doctor of Educational Leadership

More information about the 2022 honorary degree recipients is available here.