Nomination Instructions

To Emory Faculty, Students, Staff, and Alumni

The Emory University Honorary Degrees Committee welcomes your nomination. All nominations are confidential. If you have questions about submitting an Honorary Degree nomination, please email your questions to, or call the Office of the Vice President and Secretary at 404.727.6020.

Honorary Degree Nominations may be submitted in three ways.

  1. You may submit your nomination using our Online Honorary Degree Nomination Form.

  2. You may email an Honorary Degree Nomination Letter to

  3. You may mail an Honorary Degree Nomination Letter and any additional supporting materials to:

Honorary Degree Nominations
Emory University
Office of the Secretary
Mail Stop # 1000/001/1AN
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

All Honorary Degree Nomination Letters should address the following:

  • Describe the nominee's achievements and why they 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?