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Honorary Degrees

The Honor Is Ours

The University of Dayton intentionally recognizes, through the conferral of honorary doctoral degrees, individuals of extraordinary and distinguished achievement who exemplify the University's mission, aspirations and institutional values. Those individuals who receive honorary doctoral degrees from the University have selflessly served the Catholic Church, the city of Dayton, the Miami Valley, the United States or the world. The University's honorary degree recipients are worthy role models for the University community of faculty, staff, alumni and especially students.

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Honorary degree recipients exemplify the Catholic and Marianist traditions and the values of the University and manifest a significant association with the University or its mission. Honorary degrees reinforce the importance of active roles in community leadership and service.