Call for SU Honorary Nominations by Nov. 30th

The Syracuse University Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees invites all students, faculty, staff and alumni to nominate candidates to receive honorary degrees at the 2019, 2020, and 2021  Commencement ceremonies.  Deadline for all nominations is November 30, 2018.

Persons who wish to nominate a candidate should complete a nomination form, available online at the Honorary Degree website link below, and attach  requested materials that outline the nominee’s qualifications for the honorary degree.  A copy of the nominee’s vita or resume, or a list of the candidate’s professional history and contributions must be included.  Include additional information, with at least two letters of support, and writings that attest to the eminence of the candidate.  Please note that if one of the support letters is not from the dean of the relevant school or college, the dean will be consulted about the nomination.  Strive for brevity in preparing nomination materials. Each nomination should be limited to eight pages, excluding resume or CV.

The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees will review all nominations and recommend final candidates to the full Senate, which will make the final decision.  If feasible for the candidate and appropriate for the program area, honorary degree recipients will be invited to present colloquia on Friday of Commencement Weekend.

Nominations should be submitted to the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees, 423 Dineen Hall
950 Irving Avenue, or email to  The nomination form and more information are available online at