Please read the below requirements and nomination forms for the following:

1. Honorary Degree Nominations

2. Distinguished Service Award Nominations



The Honorary Awards Committee at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is soliciting nominations for honorary degrees. Honorary degrees are awarded at UMSL commencement ceremonies.
The committee meets quarterly to consider nominations.

Honorary degree criteria, from the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations, are:

    • Persons who have rendered distinctive service to the university
    • Persons who have rendered distinctive service to the state
    • Graduates or former students who have achieved distinction
    • Persons of high distinction, from this country or abroad, who are not necessarily associated with the university or state

As a general policy, honorary degrees shall not be awarded to active members of the university faculty or staff, retired faculty members for career distinction achieved at the University of Missouri or political officials unless retired from political life.

Call 314-516-5442 for more information. Or to make a nomination, download, print and complete a nomination form. (Adobe Reader© required.)

Return completed forms to:
    Office of University Events
    60 J.C. Penney Building/Conference Center
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    1 University Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63121



Please help us identify external volunteers who have been important to the growth of the campus.

Awards will be giving in three categories:
    -Campus-wide service
    -Unit-based service
    -Student service

    -Voluntary effort which involves a significant level of leadership, responsibility and/or initiative;
    -Voluntary effort which makes a major difference in carrying out an activity, program or set of
               activities valuable to the UMSL mission;
    -Connection with UMSL: student, alumnus, friend;  (current faculty and staff not eligible)

Send nominations (including a short rationale) to:

Office of University Events
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Attn: Cindy Vantine
60 J.C. Penney Building/Conference Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Or e-mail

The awards will be presented at the Chancellor's Report to the Community.

Past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award (Adobe Reader© required.)