University Policy:
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Academics and Faculty Affairs
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(Adopted by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Meeting #109, January 28, 1941, p. 8; amended Meeting #520, January 18, 1985, pp. 7-8; amended Meeting #845, March 4, 2011)

  1. Each institution, with concurrence of its faculty, may decide to award honorary degrees.

  2. An institution wishing to award honorary degrees shall adopt criteria and procedures for selection that will assure that the award will honor outstanding contribution to the institution, state, or society or distinguished achievement.