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Nomination Instructions

The Emory University Honorary Degrees Committee welcomes nominations from Emory faculty, students, staff, and alumni. All nominations are confidential and may be submitted in three ways.

  1. Use our Online Honorary Degree Nomination Form.
  2. Email an Honorary Degree Nomination Letter to
  3. Mail an Honorary Degree Nomination Letter and any additional supporting materials to:

    Honorary Degree Nominations
    Emory University
    Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University
    Administration Building 407
    Mail Stop #1000/001/1AN
    Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Nominations are due by November 2, 2018 and are for consideration for 2020 and beyond.

All Honorary Degree Nomination Letters should address the following:

  • Describe the nominee's achievements and why that person would merit this honor.
  • Why is it particularly fitting for Emory University to honor this nominee?
  • Would an honorary degree from Emory University have any special significance for this nominee?
  • Would the award have any special significance or meaning for graduating students?