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22 Pa. Code § 31.61. Restrictions.


§ 31.61. Restrictions.

 (a)  No degree given in course by an institution of postsecondary education in this Commonwealth legally authorized to grant degrees may be given as an honorary degree.

 (b)  Honorary degrees may not be awarded to active board of trustee members, administrators or faculty members except in extraordinary cases meriting special consideration. Honorary degrees should not be awarded to former trustees, administrators or faculty members until at least 1/2 year after association with the institution has elapsed. The institution shall use discretion in the number of honorary degrees awarded at any one ceremony or in 1 academic year.


   The provisions of this §  31.61 adopted April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1389.

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  31.1 (relating to purpose and scope).

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