Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees

  • DFA = Doctor of Fine Arts
  • LTD = Doctor of Letters
  • LHD = Doctor of Humane Letters
  • LLD = Doctor of Laws
  • MUS = Doctor of Music
  • SCD = Doctor of Science

Berenice Abbott DFA 1973

Jane Addams LLD 1910

Stella Adler DFA 1987

Dorothy Ainsworth 1916 SCD 1956

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove SCD 1995

Madeleine Korbel Albright LLD 2003

Jane Alexander DFA 1999

Florence Ellinwood Allen LLD 1925

Hope Emily Allen LHD 1946

Christiane Amanpour LHD 2008

Marian Anderson MUS 1944

Mary Anderson LLD 1941

Maya Angelou LTD 1975

Gladys Anslow 1914 SCD 1950

Hannah Arendt LLD 1966

Margaret Arnstein 1925 SCD 1950

Helen Atwater 1897 SCD 1943

Margaret Atwood LTD 1982

Tammy Baldwin '84 LLD 2009

Ana Marie Barrenechea LTD 1967

Nita Barrow LLD 1991

Leona Baumgartner SCD 1956

Rose Fairbank Beals 1895 SCD 1934

Mary Beard LLD 1945

Bodil Begtrup LLD 1949

M. Kathleen Bell 1944 AM 1959

Mary Lathrap Benton LHD 1914

Charlotte Bequignon-Lagarde LLD 1949

Mildred Jeanmaire Berendsen 1949 LHD 1991

Mary Berry LLD 1990

Ela Bhatt LHD 2014

Princess Basma Bint Talal of Jordan LLD 2010

Elizabeth Bishop LTD 1968

Barbara Black LLD 1988

Albert F. Blakeslee SCD 1952

Elizabeth Blanchard AM 1888

Sarah Gibson Blanding LLD 1949

Frances Bradshaw Blanshard 1916 LLD 1946

Charles Blitzer LLD 1989

Mabel Thorp Boardman LLD 1916

Jean Sutherland Boggs LLD 1975

Nadia Boulanger DFA 1958

Helen Childs Boyden 1904 LHD 1934

Muriel Clara Bradbrook LLD 1965

Anna Branch 1897 AM 1934

Germaine Bree LTD 1960

Vivion Lenon Brewer 1921 LHD 1961

Hari Brissimi 1948 LLD 2005

Anita Brookner LTD 1989

Gwendolyn Brooks LTD 1997

Adelaide Brown 1888 SCD 1939

Ann Winkelman Brown 1959 LLD 2000

Nina Browne 1882 LTD 1930

Elizabeth T. Bunce 1937 SCD 1971

Mary Bunting-Smith LLD 1960

Eleanor Margaret Peachy Burbidge SCD 1963

Barbara Pierce Bush 1947 LHD 1989

Helen Caldicott LLD 1990

Sarah Caldwell DFA 1974

Mary Calkins 1885 LLD 1910

Ruth Brooks Calkins 1921AB 1939

Helen Maud Cam LLD 1949

Eric Carle LTD 2014

Giuseppina Carmirelli MUS 1982

Rachel Carson LTD 1953

Eunice Hunton Carter 1921 LLD 1938

Gwendolen M. Carter LLD 1979

Eleanora Carus-Wilson LLD 1968

Willa Sibert Cather LHD 1933

Carrie Chapman Catt LLD 1925

Victoria Chan Chan-Palay 1965 SCD 1979

Gloria Chandler 1919 LHD 1968

Mary Ellen Chase LTD 1949

Judy Chicago DFA 2000

Julia McWilliams Child 1934 LHD 1985

Constance Chilton 1926 AM 1951

Shirley Chisholm LLD 1975

Margaret Clapp LLD 1949

Annetta Clark 1904 AM 1929

Catherine Cleary LLD 1973

Jewel Plummer Cobb SCD 2006

Hazel Winans Coe 1921 LHD 1962

Johnnetta B. Cole LLD 2000

Rita Rossi Colwell SCD 2004

Grace Hazard Conkling 1899 AM 1930

Silvio Conte LLD 1991

Jill Ker Conway LTD 1988

Alison Cook Cook 1918 AM 1954

Constance Eberhardt Cook LLD 1971

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge AM 1927

Grace Goodhue Coolidge LLD 1929

Joan Cooney LLD 1986

Gerty T. Cori SCD 1949

Katherine Cornell LHD 1937

Louise Frances Cowles AM 1893

Cheryl A. Crawford 1925DFA 1962

Joanne V. Creighton LLD 1996

Otelia Cromwell 1900 LLD 1950

Elizabeth C. Crosby SCD 1967

Rachel Eleanor Crowdy LLD 1926

Marie Curie SCD 1921

Anna Cutler 1885 LHD 1952

M. Elizabeth Czarnomska AM 1904

Marie-Therese d'Alverny LTD 1977

Edwidge Danticat LTD 2012

Herbert John Davis LLD 1949

Natalie Zemon Davis 1949 LHD 1977

Katrina de Hirsch SCD 1984

Fe del Mundo SCD 1970

Maria de Maeztu LLD 1919

Maria-Rosa Lida de Malkiel LTD 1955

Agnes George De Mille LHD 1954

Charlotte DeForest 1901 LHD 1921

Vera Micheles Dean LLD 1944

Paula Deitz 1959 LHD 2006

Sirarpie Der Nersessian LHD 1957

Ninette de Valois DFA 1957

Colleen Dewhurst DFA 1989

Marion Dodd 1906 AM 1936

Elizabeth Dole LHD 1998

Marion Graffin Donhoff LHD 1962

Rhoda Mary Dorsey 1949 LLD 1979

Ruth Draper LHD 1947

Mildred Dresselhaus SCD 1980

Elizabeth Drew LTD 1962

Sophie Drinker MUS 1949

Eleanor Shipley Duckett LHD 1949

Esther Cloudman Dunn LTD 1956

Mary Maples Dunn LTD 1998

Sylvia A. Earle SCD 2011

Marian Wright Edelman LLD 1969

Margaret Edson 1983 LTD 2008

Amelia Blanchard Edwards LLD 1886

Martha M. Eliot SCD 1949

Katharine Asher Engel 1920 AM 1950

Katherine Woodruff Fanning 1949 LTD 1988

Beatrix Cadwalader Jone Farrand LHD 1936

Marion Spencer Fay SCD 1964

Sidney Bradshaw Fay LHD 1929

Honor Bridget Fell SCD 1962

Yen-Tsai Feng LHD 1982

Mercedes Fermin-Gomez LLD 1970

Zelda Fichandler DFA 1977

Marian Ropes Fielding 1924 SCD 1965

Mary Peters Fieser SCD 1969

Vigdis Finnbogadottir LLD 1988

Dorothy Canfield Fisher LHD 1954

Minnie Maddern Fiske AM 1926

Janet Flanner LLD 1958

Edna Foley 1901 SCD 1928

Florence Whitney Fosdick 1900 LHD 1950

Julie Foudy LLD 2005

Renee C. Fox 1949 LHD 1975

Helen Frankenthaler DFA 1973

Claire M. Fraser-Liggett SCD 2009

Betty Goldstein Friedan 1942 LHD 1975

Ellen Futter LLD 1995

John Kenneth Galbraith LLD 1989

Cecelia Payne Gaposchkin SCD 1951

Harry Norman Gardiner LHD 1924

Helene D. Gayle SCD 2007

Carel Bailey Germain LHD 1993

Anne Angen Gershon 1960 SCD 1993

Eleanor Jack Gibson 1931 SCD 1972

Lillian Moller Gilbreth SCD 1945

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve LHD 1936

Carol Gilligan LTD 1999

Florence Gilman SCD 1923

Ruth Bader Ginsburg LLD 1994

Nikki Giovanni LTD 1975

Catherine Crozier Gleason MUS 1965

Ellen Gleditsch SCD 1914

Thelma Golden 1987 DFA 2004

Winifred Goldring SCD 1957

Ellen Goodman LHD 1993

Nadine Gordimer LTD 1985

Beate Sirota Gordon LLD 2008

Katharine Graham LLD 1975

Martha Graham DFA 1969

Evelyn Boyd Granville 1945 SCD 1989

Ella Tambussi Grasso LLD 1976

Hanna Gray LLD 1986

Constance McLaughlin Green 1919 LTD 1963

Edith Green LLD 1966

Meg E. Greenfield 1952 LHD 1978

Jocelyn Crane Griffin 1930 MSS 1947

Martha Wright Griffiths LLD 1976

Tatyana Grosman DFA 1973

Lani Guinier LLD 1999

Julia Gulliver 1879 LLD 1910

Ute Hagen DFA 1978

Helen Hall LHD 1969

Mira Hall 1883 LHD 1933

Alice Hamilton SCD 1927

Gordon Hamilton LHD 1953

Nancy Hanks LHD 1978

Elizabeth Hardwick LTD 1975

Jane Lakes Harman 1966 LLD 1994

Julie Harris AM 1956

Patricia Harris LLD 1974

Rosemary Harris DFA 1968

Anna Harrison SCD 1975

Ann Hartman 1954 LLD 1995

Emelyn Battersby Hartridge LHD 1928

Constance R. Harvey 1927 LLD 1952

Harriet Boyd Hawes 1892 LHD 1910

Elizabeth D. Hay 1948 SCD 1973

Helen Hayes LHD 1940

Charles Downer Hazen LLD 1937

Dorothy Height LHD 1975

Carolyn G. Heilbrun LTD 1989

Lillian Hellman LTD 1974

Julia Henderson LLD 1967

Helen Margaret Hewitt LTD 1968

Anita F. Hill LLD 2002

Edith N. Hill 1903 AM 1928

Justina Hill 1916 SCD 1941

Gertrude Himmelfarb LTD 1977

Marion Hines 1913 SCD 1943

Oveta Culp Hobby LLD 1954

Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit SCD 1984

Malvina Hoffman LHD 1951

Louise Adams Holland LTD 1965

Florence Hollis 1931 LHD 1967

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg 1943 LHD 2007

Rebecca Wilder Holmes MUS 1936

Vera Brown Holmes LTD 1960

Jenny Holzer DFA 2009

Elizabeth Holtzman LLD 1982

Louise Homer AM 1931

Donald C. Hood SCD 2000

Nancy Hopkins SCD 2007

Grace Hopper LLD 1984

Karen Horn LLD 1992

B. Elizabeth Horner SCD 2006

Matina Horner LLD 1979

Dorothy Millicent Horstmann SCD 1961

Mildred Helen McAfee Horton LLD 1944

Julia Ward Howe LLD 1910

Arianna Huffington LTD 2013

Shirley Hufstedler LLD 1982

Eleanor Humphreys 1917 SCD 1967

Harriet Hunt 1913 AM 1949

Swanee Hunt LHD 2014

Charlayne Hunter-Gault LHD 2009

Ada Louise Huxtable LHD 1968

Gwen Ifill LHD 2005

Barbel Inhelder SCD 1975

Elizabeth Skinner Jackson 1910 AM 1950

Shirley Ann Jackson SCD 2002

Tano Jodai LLD 1962

Laura Johnson LLD 1976

Sir Robert Jones SCD 1921

Mary Augusta Jordan LHD 1910

Sara Murray Jordan SCD 1935

Mother Mary Rogers Joseph 1905 LHD 1950

Pauline Kael LTD 1973

Amanda Bryan Kane 1927 LHD 1955

Marie F. Kapp AM 1904

Nancy Kassebaum LLD 1990

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur LLD 1956

Evelyn Fox Keller SCD 2014

Florence M. Kelley 1934 LLD 1960

Elizabeth Kennan LLD 1984

Dorothy Kenyon 1908 LLD 1948

Nannerl Keohane LLD 1987

Everett Kimball LLD 1947

Mary-Claire King SCD 1994

Reatha Clark King LLD 1993

Mary Kirkbride SCD 1932

Helen Paull Kirkpatrick 1931 MA 1948

Charlotte Kohler LTD 1971

Wendy Kopp LLD 2001

Stella Kramrisch LHD 1982

Otto F. Kraushaar LLD 1948

Mathilde Krim SCD 1996

Afroditi K. Krokodilou AM 1948

Madeleine L'Engle 41 LTD 1986

Florence Corliss Lamont 1893 LLD 1952

Julie Clifford Lathrop LLD 1928

Lauren Beth Lazin 1982 DFA 2007

Rochelle Lazarus 1968 LHD 2005

Eva Le Galliene LHD 1930

P. Leelavathy 1970 LLD 1997

Dorothy F. Leet LTD 1954

Elma Lewis DFA 1976

Maya Lin DFA 1993

Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1928 AM 1935 LTD 1970

Mary Pillsbury Lord 1927 LLD 1953

Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury 1980 LHD 2006

Jane Lynch DFA 2012

Isabel Gamble MacCaffrey LHD 1978

Florence I. Macdonald 1932 AM 1976

Jean Kenyon Mackenzie AM 1927

Rachel Maddow LLD 2010

Margaret E. Mahoney LLD 1985

Nancy Weiss Malkiel 1965 LTD 1997

Margaret Mitchell Marsh 1922 AM 1939

Dorothy Nepper Marshall '35 LLD 1972

Margaret H. Marshall LLD 2011

Anne Helen Martikainen SCD 1969

Anne C. Martindell '02 AC LLD 2002

Maria Goeppert Mayer SCD 1961

Veronica Maz LHD 1980

Helen McAfee 1903 LHD 1935

Mildred Helen McAfee LLD 1944

Mary McBee 1906 LHD 1936

Katherine McBride LLD 1947

Mary McCarthy LHD 1988

Kenneth McCartney MSW 1973

Barbara McClintock SCD 1958

Ellen Zinsser McCloy 1918 LLD 1953

Isabel Platt McClumpha 1917 AM 1960

Victoria Murden McClure 1985 LHD 2010

Anne O'Hare McCormick LLD 1939

Henry Noble McCracken LLD 1915

Sallie McFague 1955 LTD 1977

Phyllis McGinley LTD 1964

Monica McGoldrick 1969 LHD 1991

Millicent Carey McIntosh LLD 1940

William McKinley LLD 1899

Mary McLeod LHD 1994

Mary McMillan 1916 AM 1941

Mary P. McPherson 1957 LLD 1981

Elizabeth Storrs Mead LHD 1900

Golda Meir LLD 1960

Lise Meitner SCD 1946

Gwendolyn Grant Mellon 1934 LHD 1959

Dorothy Reed Mendenhall 1895 SCD 1930

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall LLD 1978

Soia Mentschikoff LLD 1967

Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi LHD 1999

Helen Kirkpatrick Milbank 1931 AM 1948

Dorothy Canning Miller 25 LTD 1959

Josephine Milligan 1882 SCD 1930

Jessica Mitford LTD 1974

Agnes Mongan 1929 LHD 1941

Elizabeth Mongan LHD 1985

Marianne Moore LHD 1955

Cathleen Morawetz SCD 1982

Edmund S. Morgan LLD 1996

Erica Morini MUS 1955

Grace McCann Morley LHD 1957

Ann Axtell Morris 1922 AM 1935

Toni Morrison LTD 1991

Elizabeth Cutter Morrow 1896 LHD 1937

Frances Hulett Morton 32 LLD 1957

Cynthia Moss 1962 SCD2002

Constance Baker Motely LHD 1965

Thea Musgrave MUS 1979

Ng'endo Mwangi 1961 SCD 1987

Martha Myers DFA 2010

Diana S. Natalicio LLD 2001

Elisabeth Muser Neilson LHD 1939

Nellie Neilson LHD 1938

William Allan Neilson LLD 1942

Zara Nelsova MUS 1992

Wilhelmina of The Netherlands LLD 1949

Louise Nevelson DFA 1973

Mabel Newcomber LLD 1945

Marjorie Hope Nicolson LLD 1941

Jessye Norman MUS 1998

Eleanor Norton LLD 1983

Ada Comstock Notestein 1897 LHD 1922

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander 1944 LHD 2003

Flannery O'Connor LTD 1963

Katherine Brownell Oettinger 1925 LLD 1957

Sadako Ogata LLD 1980

Mildred Scott Olmsted 1912 LHD 1974

Marchesa Iris Origo LTD 1964

Helenka Pantaleoni LTD 1975

Marion Edwards Park LLD 1925

Mary Prescott Parsons 1908 LHD 1958

Martha Lucas Pate LHD 1971

Mary Mills Patrick LLD 1914

Ludella L. Peck AM 1904

Ellen Fitz Pendleton LLD 1925

Mary Locke Petermann SCD 1966

Esther Eggersten Peterson LLD 1963

Marjorie Phillips DFA 1973

Harvey Picker 1942 LLD 1997

Helen Sinclair Pittman 1921 SCD 1966

Katha Pollitt LHD 2002

Edith Porada LTD 1967

Katherine Anne Porter LLD 1958

Sylvia Porter LLD 1976

Louise Pound LHD 1928

Anne Prache LHD 1992

Harriet Barnes Pratt 1900 LHD 1940

Ruth R. Puffer 1929 SCD 1970

Bertha Haven Putnam LLD 1945

Anna Quindlen LHD 1996

Lea Rabin LHD 1998

Mamphela Aletta Ramphele LHD 2000

Judith Raskin Raskin 1949 AM 1963

Dixy Lee Ray SCD 1975

Mary Raymond 1891 LHD 1934

The Dowager Marchioness of Reading LLD 1956

C. Eric Reeves LLD 2008

Helen Rogers Reid LLD 1948

Harriet Seelye Rhees 1888 AM 1930

Adrienne Rich LTD 1979

Ann Richards LLD 1992

Ellen Henrietta Richards SCD 1910

Mary Ellen Richmond AM 1921

Gisela Maria Augusta Richter LHD 1935

Maria Elena Rincon LHD 1949

Caroline Robbins LLD 1971

Julia Robinson SCD 1979

Mary Robinson 1890 AM 1925

Josephine Roche LLD 1932

Barbara Honeyman Roll 1932 LHD 1989

Eleanor Roosevelt LLD 1949

Cicely Kershaw Rosenberry 1930 AM 1962

Elisabeth Kubler Ross SCD 1975

Loretta June Ross LHD 2013

Vera C. Rubin SCD 2001

Florence Sabin 1893 SCD 1910

Jane Kelly Sabine 1888 SCD 1938

Irma Salas LHD 1964

Margaret Sanger LLD 1949

Sophie Satin SCD 1944

Laura Lord Scales 1901 LHD 1931

Josephine Schain LLD 1937

Berta Scharrer SCD 1980

Albert Schinz LHD 1928

Felice Nierenberg Schwartz 1946 LHD 1981

Vida Scudder 1884 LHD 1922

Emma Sebring 1889 LHD 1925

Laurenus Clark Seelye LLD 1913

Donna E. Shalala LLD 2001

Peggy M. Shepard SCD 2010

Mary Kimberly Shirk 1904 LTD 1950

Muriel Siebert LLD 2012

Beverly Sills LHD 1985

Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch LLD 1951

Mary Simmonds 1971 SCD 2005

Adele Simmons LLD 1989

Ruth J. Simmons LHD 2014

Ase Gruda Skard LHD 1983

Anna Deavere Smith DFA 2003

Margaret Chase Smith LLD 1949

Olive Watkins Smith SCD 1951

Florence H. Snow 1904 AM 1925

Susan Solomon SCD 2012

Brinda Somaya DFA 2012

Theodate H. Soule 1917 LHD 1963

Emma Bailey Speer AM 1925

Lois Harkrider Stair 1944 LHD 1981

Gloria Steinem 1956 LTD 1988

Rise Stevens DFA 1970

Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson 1923 AM 1946

George Stanley Stevenson LLD 1949

Helen Osborne Storrow AM 1934

Dorothy C. Stratton LLD 1952

Ethel Grey Stringfellow LHD 1960

Lucy Stuart Sutherland LLD 1964

Helen Suzman LLD 1977

Mary Elizabeth Switzer LLD 1967

Irene Barnes Taeuber LLD 1960

Maria Tallchief DFA 1981

James M. Taylor LLD 1913

Lily Rose Taylor LTD 1961

Sallie McFague TeSelle LTD 1977

Clara Murphy Tead 1913 LLD 1950

Romila Thapar LTD 1999

Caroline Bedell Thomas 1925 SCD 1955

Helen Elizabeth Thompson LHD 1929

Margaret Farrand Thorp 1914 LTD 1957

Shiranee Tilakawardane LLD 2011

Anna Maria Petrioli Tofani LLD 1990

Dominique Toran-Allerand 1955 SCD 1998

Joan P. Tower DFA 2013

Gertrude Townsend AM 1947

Garry B. Trudeau LHD 1987

Dwight William Tryon AM 1923

Barbara Tuchman LTD 1974

Henry Mather Tyler LHD 1926

Laura D'Andrea Tyson 1969 LLD 1994

Liv Ullmann DFA 1980

Laurel Ulrich LTD 1995

Eliza Parker Underhill AM 1892

Sigrid Undset LTD 1943

Richard P. Unsworth LLD 1992

Lida Josephine Usilton SCD 1953

Irita Van Doren LTD 1955

Miriam Van Waters LLD 1932

Helen Vendler LTD 1980

Emily Townsend Vermeule LTD 1972

Melanne Verveer LLD 2013

Berthe Vincens AM 1910

Lillian D. Wald LLD 1949

Sima Wali LHD 2002

Julia Walsh LHD 1983

Pearl Anderson Wanamaker LHD 1956

Barbara Ward LLD 1949

Bennetta Bullock Washington LLD 1970

Wendy Wasserstein DFA 1996

Hyla S. Watters 1915 SCD 1950

Margaret Webster LHD 1945

Cynthia Clark Wedel LHD 1972

Cicely V. Wedgewood LLD 1962

Carrie Mae Weems DFA 2011

Marguerite Wells 1895 LLD 1935

Eudora Welty LTD 1956

Cornel West LHD 2001

Jaqueline Grennen Wexler LLD 1975

Helen Constance White LTD 1947

Anna Young Whiting 1916 SCD 1964

Suvia Paton Whittemore 1919 LHD 1977

Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton LLD 1955

Sheila Widnall SCD 1990

Richard Wilbur LTD 1996

Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson LLD 1966

Charlotte Willard 1883 LHD 1922

Cicely Delphine Williams SCD 1976

Jody Williams LLD 2006

Patricia J. Williams LLD 2004

Margaret Wilson LLD 1978

Mary Wilson 1891 LHD 1931

Mira B. Wilson 1914 LLD 1938

Dorothy Wolff 1918 SCD 1963

Helen Wolff LHD 1978

Edith Elmer Wood 1890 LLD 1940

Judy Woodruff LHD 2004

Mary Emma Woolley LLD 1910

Jane Worcester 1931 SCD 1968

Mary Clabaugh Wright LLD 1968

Chien Shiung Wu SCD 1959

Yi-Fang Wu LLD 1943

Xie Hsieh Xide 1949 SCD 1981

Caroline Ardelia Yale LHD 1910

Rosalyn Yalow SCD 1994

Jane Yolen 1960 LTD 2003

Marguerite Yourcenar LTD 1961

Elizabeth Rosenberg Zetzel 1928 SCD 1968