Rule 20301: Honorary Titles and Degrees



20000: Administration

Date Approved

Office(s) Responsible for Rule

Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Health Affairs

1.  Title

Honorary Titles and Degrees 

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Honorary Titles.  The titles Chancellor Emeritus, President Emeritus, and similar honorary designations shall be conferred only by appropriate action of the Board of Regents on individuals who are fully retired. No person is authorized to use any such title unless it has been bestowed by the Board. 

Sec. 2  Honorary Degrees.  In accordance with long-standing Board of Regents tradition, honorary degrees may be awarded only to a sitting President of the United States. Award of an honorary degree is to be reported to the Board at the next regular meeting of the Board.

3.  Definitions


4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 


5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 


6.  Who Should Know 


7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Health Affairs

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

Regents’ Rules Revision History 

9.  Contact Information 

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