Honorary Degree Nominations

GW Commencement
Commencement speaker Kerry Washington, B.A. ’98, urged members of the class of 2013 to go beyond their comfort zones and live their own stories.

Awarding honorary degrees brings credit to the University, inspires our graduates, and reflects the diversity of the University and the country. In essence, GW is honored by the people it honors.

Honorary Degree Information

Please email the completed forms for honorary degree nominations to Ginger Beverly in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

  • Nomination Form [PDF | Word]
  • Honorary Degree Process and Criteria [PDF]
  • Past Recipients [PDF]