Honorary degrees recognize those who have made profound and enduring contributions to scholarship, culture, and an improved quality of life to society at large. Achievements of national and international significance deserve priority consideration. Nominees must be persons of great integrity, as the choices reflect values of the university.
Please attach a resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee as well as a detailed letter of nomination addressing the nominee’s eminence in his/her field. The letter should address the nominee’s specific contributions and achievements.
- Nominee should not be informed that he/she is under consideration.
- Honorary degrees cannot “be conferred in consideration of the payment of money or the giving of property of whatsoever kind.” [RCW 28B.30.150 (15)].
- Nominee must not have a degree from Washington State University. [RCW 28B.30.150 (15)]
- Nominations must be in alignment with statutory criteria. [RCW 28B.30.150(15)]