OAR 583-030-0039
Honorary Degrees

Effective January 13, 2015. A school authorized under this rule to offer academic degrees at or above the baccalaureate level may obtain permission from the commission, or be permitted by the standards of an accreditor under OAR 583-030-0037, to confer an honorary degree with a title clearly differentiated from the titles of earned degrees authorized or likely to be authorized in the state. The basis for a proposed honorary degree must be consistent with generally accepted practice among long established colleges and universities, thus reflecting great scholarly achievement, professional distinction, or humanitarian service. An honorary degree must be represented so as to be clearly not earned through collegiate study. No school shall otherwise offer or confer an honorary degree in or from Oregon. An honorary degree is honorific only and is not a public credential valid for academic and professional purposes.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 583-030-0039’s source at or​.us