Honorary Degrees and Awards

Honorary Degrees and Awards ImageSince 1917, St. Stephen's College has granted honorary degrees in recognition of individuals who have made exceptional contributions of leadership or ministry, either to their faith community or in spiritually integrated ways to the broader human community. Honorary degrees and awards are granted to individuals whose meritorious work embodies and extends the mission of St. Stephen's College. To this end, honorary degrees and awards reflect a synergy between the recipient and the spirit of the granting institution.

St. Stephen's confers two honorary degrees and grants one meritorious award.

  • Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
  • Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa
  • Order of St. Stephen's College

The purpose of an honorary degree and/or award is to:

  1. Honour persons who have made exceptional contributions of leadership or ministry in their faith community, or
  2. Honour persons who have made a great contributions to the community which are in sympathy with the vision, mission, and values of the College, or
  3. Honour persons whose character is deemed worthy of identification with the College.

Nomination and Selection

Instructions for how to nominate someone and how to submit a nomination can be found at our Nominate Someone page. Nominations are reviewed and selected by the Academic Senate of St. Stephen's College.