Upon recommendation by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Commencement, the Lafayette College Board of Trustees awards honorary degrees to distinguished individuals who have made profound impacts in public service, scholarly, creative, and/or professional endeavors. An honorary degree is one of the most significant forms of recognition awarded by the College. Recipients should serve as an inspiration to members of the campus community and bring honor to the College.
Recipients are people whose accomplishments reflect the character, values, and mission of Lafayette College. The Honorary Degree Policy provides guidelines for procedures for granting honorary degrees.