John Jay Faculty Senate Moves to Rescind Giuliani’s Honorary Degree

JOHN JAY COLLEGE–The Faculty Senate of John Jay College has voted unanimously to recommend the rescission of an honorary degree given in 1988 to Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Giuliani was awarded the degree at a special convocation on November 17, 1988, one year before an official process was put in place to select degree recipients.

John Jay has been conferring honorary degrees since 1977. These degrees serve as a means for a College to recognize distinguished achievements of people who have made significant contributions that relate to the institutions.