Nisei Diploma Project

Eligibility

Members of San Jose State's Nu Alphi Chi chapter in 1941
Members of San Diego State's Nu Alpha Chi chapter in 1941

The Board of Trustees of the California State University shall confer an honorary degree upon each person, living or deceased, who was forced to leave their college studies as a result of federal Executive Order 9066 which caused the incarceration of individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

If you are Japanese American and your collegiate studies at a CSU were interrupted in 1941-42, you may apply for an honorary degree using the Information Form below.

Or you can print a PDF version of the form and mail it to the CSU Office of Special Projects: 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802.

You may also apply on behalf of an eligible family member, living or deceased.

Information Form
* Required Field
Recipient Information
* First Name:
Middle Initial/Name:
* Last Name:
Mailing Address: Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State / Zip:   
Fax:
Daytime Phone:
A Current Email Address:
Recipient Campus/Student Records/Diploma Information
* CSU Campus Attended
Name on Student Record
* First Name:
Middle Initial/Name:
* Last Name:
Beginning Date of Study:
Ending Date of Study:
* Field of Study:
Additional information you think would be helpful for the CSU in locating your student records:
Name you would like on honorary diploma
* First Name:
Middle Initial/Name:
* Last Name:
Alternate Degree
* Did the recipient receive a degree from another institution? Yes No
If yes, Institution Name:
If yes, Major:
Submitter Information
If applying on behalf of the degree recipient, please complete the following:
Your Relationship to the recipient:
* Submitter First Name:
Submitter Middle Initial/Name:
* Submitter Last Name:
* Mailing Address: Address 1:
Address 2:
* City:
* State / *Zip:   
Fax:
* Daytime Phone:
* A Current Email Address:
* Is the degree recipient still alive? Yes No
Share your Story
* Would you be interested in being interviewed on camera or audio tape as part of our "Gathering Nisei Stories Project"? The interview would be featured on a website and/or DVD. Yes No
How did you hear about the Nisei Honorary Degree Project?

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