Call for Nominations

Call for Honorary Degree Nominations by December 10, 2021.

The Syracuse University Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees invites all students, faculty, staff and alumni to nominate candidates to receive honorary degrees at the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Commencement ceremonies. The deadline for all nominations is December 10, 2021.

Persons who wish to nominate a candidate should complete a nomination form and submit requested materials that outline the nominee’s qualifications for the honorary degree. A copy of the nominee’s CV or resume, or a list of the candidate’s professional history and contributions must be included. Additional information including at least two letters of support that attest to the eminence of the candidate is also to be included. 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 the CV or resume.

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 at a colloquium on Friday of Commencement Weekend.