This award is designed to be a prestigious honor granted by the Ottawa University Alumni Association (OUAA). Once recognized, honorary members hold alumni status throughout their lifetimes, and are entitled to all the rights, privileges and benefits of any member of the OUAA. A limited number of memberships are granted in any given year, and some years it may not be awarded. Nominations for this award must come from an officially recognized OUAA Board of Directors. A campus OUAA Board may only nominate one candidate or couple per year for membership. Nominees are taken to the OU Board of Trustees Committee on Advancement for approval.
• Friend of Ottawa University (individual or couple)
• Distinguished themselves over a considerable period of time by devoting a significant amount of time, energy and talent toward promoting the mission of the University
• Service to OU in regards to enhancing activities at a particular campus, or promoting and supporting the University-wide structure, or both