Policy VI.6000.D, Awarding Honorary Degrees

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The purpose of this policy is to define the parameters through which San Jacinto College will award honorary degrees.  


It is the policy of San Jacinto College that honorary degrees may be awarded to honor enduring, outstanding service to the College or its constituent communities or to recognize superlative professional achievement in disciplines or fields served by the College’s educational programs.  The College’s goal it to inspire past, present, and future students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and members of the community by recognizing individuals who embody the College’s values of integrity, inclusivity, collaboration, innovation, accountability, sense of community, and excellence.           

The Authority, Applicability, Sanctions, Exclusions, and Interpretation do not differ from Policy II.2000.A, Policy and Procedures Development, Review, Revision, and Rescission.

Associated Procedures              

Procedure VI.6000.D.a, Awarding Honorary Degrees

Date of Board Approval

June 7, 2021

Effective Date

June 8, 2021

Primary Owner

Deputy Chancellor & President

Secondary Owner