Rule 20301: Honorary Titles and Degrees

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

None

4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

None 

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 

None 

6.  Who Should Know 

Administrators 

7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Business Affairs 

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

December 10, 2004 

9.  Contact Information 

Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: 
•  bor@utsystem.edu