University Issues Statement about Bill Cosby

The statement comes in response to questions about honorary degree he received from GW.

October 20, 2015

George Washington University issued the following statement in response to questions about William H. Cosby Jr., who received an honorary degree from the university in 1997:

"While we are shocked and disturbed by the allegations against Mr. Cosby, honorary degrees are conferred at a moment in time, based on what the university knows about the honoree at that time.  It has never been the university’s practice to rescind an honorary degree.”