Honorary Degrees

Grand Valley State University, as a leading public university in the State of Michigan, recognizes a particular responsibility to acknowledge and honor persons of outstanding and distinguished achievement and/or public service. These candidates are typically considered for commencement speaker as well. The honorary doctorate is the highest academic recognition Grand Valley State University can bestow. Thus, all nominees for the honorary degree must have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence as scholars, artists, or professionals. Equally high expectation is placed on their personal integrity and concern for the public good. In recognizing such persons, the university identifies women and men who can serve as role models for students, faculty, staff and alumni of Grand Valley State University.

For more information regarding Honorary Degrees and to learn the nomination process, please visit the Office of the Provost website.

You can also contact the Nomination Committee at the following address:
Office of the Provost
c/o Chair of Honorary Degree Committee
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401

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