POLICY & PROCEDURES MEMORANDUM
May 17, 2005
Academic Affairs (AA)
Subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and
Technical College System (LCTCS), Delgado Community College is authorized to confer an
Honorary Associate of Arts in Humane Letters to any individual who has made significant
contributions in his/her respective field of endeavor, including civic engagement, community
development, or the institution’s advancement. In accordance with LCTCS Policy #1.041,
and Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3352, honorary degrees are conferred by vote
of the Board upon recommendation of the President of the Louisiana Community and Technical
College System, the Chancellor, and the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development. In
addition, the following requirements apply.
(1) Honorary degrees shall not be granted in a specific discipline.
(2) Honorary degrees shall not be printed in a manner to be mistaken as an earned
degree granted by the College.
(3) Two categories of individuals are excluded from receiving honorary degrees--
faculty or staff members currently employed at the granting institution and
Louisiana elected and/or appointed officials in office at the time of selection and
(4) To emphasize and preserve the value of honorary degrees, the College is limited
to awarding a maximum of two honorary degrees per academic year.
AA-1447.2 May 17, 2005
(5) Faculty and staff members of the College are encouraged to recommend
individuals who have made significant achievements in their fields of endeavor.
Such recommendations must be submitted in writing, with supporting
documentation describing the individual’s accomplishments, to the Vice
Chancellor for Learning and Student Development for review and consideration
by the College.
Academic Affairs Council 4/21/05
College Council 5/17/05
Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy #1.041,
Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3352,
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