HAA Alumni Award
Spirit and Purpose of the HAA Award
The purpose of the HAA Award is to recognize outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni activities and to encourage continued commitment to Harvard in the future. Devoted service may be reflected in significant commitment to a Club, Schools and Scholarships Committee, Class, Fund, or other activity substantially benefiting Harvard University. Alumni of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, the graduate schools, and the Extension School who have significantly contributed to the University through alumni activities are eligible.
Persons not eligible for the HAA Award include current members of the governing boards, faculty and staff, or deceased persons. Normally persons who have received an honorary degree or the Harvard Medal also will be ineligible.
Up to six awards may be made in a given year except in special anniversary years. The awards will be presented at an official meeting of the HAA apart from the Commencement or at another occasion appropriate in light of the particular service of the recipients. For each recipient a citation will be read and an award commemorating the devoted service to Harvard will be bestowed.
The appointed Chair of the Committee on Alumni Awards, along with the HAA staff liaison, request nominations for the recipients of the HAA Alumni Award. Nominations received in a given year shall be carried over to the next year automatically. Each nomination shall be reviewed every three years to determine whether it merits continued consideration.