Butler University Honorary Degree Policy and Procedure
The University's conferral of an honorary degree
provides the University with an opportunity to recognize an
individual who has lived a life of extraordinary accomplishment,
distinguished service, and significant contribution to the
University, to society, and/or to the world. An honorary degree is
awarded to an individual who has demonstrated throughout his or her
career and service a commitment to the highest standards of
excellence, integrity, and concern for the public good. The
honorary degree recipient is an individual whose personal qualities
and values are consistent with those espoused by the University for
its graduates. Honorary degree recipients should be "uncommonly
meritorious" individuals worthy of respect and emulation.
Read the full text of the Honorary Degree
Policy and Procedure.
Nominating Candidates for an Honorary Degree
Letters of nomination must be submitted to the Committee through
the Office of the President at any time and by any individual
affiliated with the University (faculty, administration, staff,
students, alumni and trustees).
Please address the letter of nomination to:
The Honorary Degree Committee
c/o Office of the President
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3487
In addition, the nominator must complete the following online
Honorary Degree Nomination Form.
Honorary Degree Nomination
After submitting the nomination form, the Honorary Degree
Committee may request additional information from the