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Honorary Doctorate Degrees

These policies have been adopted by Harvest Christian University to ensure uniformity and a consistent policy for awarding honorary doctorate degrees.  Harvest Christian University degrees awards are consistent with this policy.



The policies and specifies requirements for honorary doctorates conferments are determined and governed only by Harvest Christian University Alumni Relations. Harvest Christian University will not accepts referrals for honorary doctoral degrees from outside the University. Furthermore Harvest Christian University will not accept referrals for honorary doctoral degrees from the University's Alumni, Regents, Officers or Committees. 

Policy Statement

An honorary doctorate is the highest terminal degree conferred by any Post-secondary Institution of higher learning. Harvest Christian University. believes that an honorary doctorate should show recognition of distinctive achievements in a specific or respective space of acumen and experience that has added to the betterment of society to include community impact and engagement.


An honorary doctorate can only be conferred to an individual who has demonstrated success and acumen over a track of time denoting experience and applied knowledge. public service, or in a field of knowledge and scholarship, consistent with the ideals and purposes of Harvest Christian University. An honorary doctorate recognizes extraordinary and long standing distinction with acumen. Harvest Christian University accepts all applicants regardless of creed , color, ethnic background or religion.



All candidates selected for honorary degrees are made strictly via Alumni Relations to ensure the integrity of the program. The committee formed from Alumni Relations are responsible to ensure the process is honorable as well as the recipients a qualified and deserving.


Degree Designations

Honorary degree designations shall not be limited. Candidates do not decide what degree they may receive. The degree conferment are offered only once and do not repeat the offers. Harvest Christian also reserves the right to recall any degrees awarded without notice. All such recalls are directed to the Ethics Chair. Final decisions are made through the office of the University President.



HCU Policy and guidelines determine the nominations and review processes and the awarding of the conferment. No disclosure will be made until after final decision and is handed down to the Alumni Relations. A degree may be awarded posthumously to a nominee, if after accepting the invitation, but not by referral. In awarding honorary degrees, Harvest Christian University System does not assume any legal obligations and will receives no moneys for referrals to degrees applicants.

            HONORARY DEGREE            GUIDELINES

Honorary Doctorate Degrees


Harvest Christian University reserves the right to refuse all nominations and or referrals as well as any fees from such referrals. Harvest Christian University has no outside agents or representatives referring or recommending doctoral candidates. If this does occur and there is an outside referral please notify the university Ethics Chair for investigation. at 469-758-3485. Harvest Christian University is not responsible for candidate's behavior or character after receiving an Honorary Doctoral Degree. However it does take in consideration human error, past mistakes that many candidates have worked hard to overcome. 

Oversight, Roles and Responsibilities

Harvest Christian University's requirement for nominating committee appointed by the office of The University President, "The Alumni Relations ". No alumni or Regents or University officers shall at no time recommend candidates at any time for honorary degrees. Only Alumni Relations the office of the University President can recommend candidates based on independent research. for honorary degrees consistent with procedures, policies, and criteria set forth by the President of the University. It is the responsibility of the University to exercise due diligence in ensuring that a nominee is of high moral character.



Honorary doctorates can range from traditional academic fields to various professional and cultural domains. Here are the types of honorary doctorates that can be conferred:

  1. PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): Honorary doctorates in the field of philosophy are often awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to academia, research, or intellectual pursuits. This type of honorary doctorate recognizes distinguished achievements in advancing knowledge and scholarship.

  2. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Honorary doctorates in business administration are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and impact in the business world. Recipients may include successful entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, or influential figures in the business community.

  3. Doctor of Counseling (DCouns): Honorary doctorates in counseling are conferred upon individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of counseling, mental health, or psychology. This recognition may be given to individuals who have significantly advanced the practice and understanding of counseling and mental well-being.

  4. Doctor of Entrepreneurship (DEntrepreneurship): Honorary doctorates in entrepreneurship are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business leadership. Recipients may include successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, or influential figures in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  5. Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA): Honorary doctorates in fine arts are granted to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the arts, including visual arts, performing arts, literature, or cultural preservation. This recognition acknowledges significant cultural and artistic impact.

  6. Doctor of Public Service (DPS): Honorary doctorates in public service are conferred upon individuals who have shown exemplary dedication to public service, humanitarian efforts, or social advocacy. Recipients may include philanthropists, activists, or leaders in public service organizations.

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