Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate from CSU revoked
The California State University Board of Trustees announced Friday that they've voted to revoke Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate they gave him in 1992.
"Cosby’s conduct is contrary to the values of the CSU and inconsistent with the criteria and high standards that honorary degree recipients are expected to exemplify," the school said in a statement.
This is the first time CSU has revoked an honorary doctorate, according to the statement. They've been giving out honorary doctorates since 1963.
The school said in the statement that honorary doctorates are meant to recognize inspirational people who serve as role models and have made outstanding contributions.
"The Board took action to revoke the previously awarded honorary degree in order to maintain the prestige, reputation and credibility of the CSU, Cal Poly Pomona and other honorary doctorate degree recipients," the school said in the statement.