The University of Minnesota confers a number of awards and honors on individuals of local, statewide, national, or international prominence who have achieved distinction and recognition in public service, enterprise, philanthropy, education, science, literature, or the arts. These awards are based on policy established by the Board of Regents and procedures determined by the Senate All-University Honors Committee.
Achievement of quality is the common denominator of each award and meaningful recognition must be selective, fair, and determined with careful thought.
- The All-University Honors Committee considers nominations for honorary degrees, outstanding achievement, award of distinction, alumni service, and naming of buildings and grounds. For more information about the All-University Honors Committee go to: http://www1.umn.edu/usenate/committees/alluhonors.html
- Some individual collegiate units recognize teaching excellence. Nominating procedures are governed by the rules of each collegiate unit. For more information about collegiate awards go to:
- The Board of Regents recognizes excellence and achievement through the Certificate of Outstanding Merit, the Certificate of Recognition, the Distinguished International Service Award, the Regents Award, and emeritus titles. These awards are under the purview of the Board and their presentation is scheduled through the Board's executive director. For more information about Board of Regents Awards go to: http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Awards.pdf
Questions about the University Awards and Honors Program may be directed to:
Vickie Courtney, director
University Senate Office & University Awards and Honors
427 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
phone: (612) 625-4805
fax: (612) 626-1609