AMHERST, NY — Harvey Weinstein's honorary degree from the University at Buffalo has been officially revoked.
The action was taken by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the SUNY chancellor on Wednesday.
Weinstein attended UB from 1969 through 1973 and received an honorary doctorate in 2000.
Weinstein, a Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of multiple sexual harassment claims over the course of his 30 years in business.
UB released the following statement on the decision.
The University at Buffalo fully supports the action taken today by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the SUNY chancellor to revoke Mr. Weinstein’s SUNY honorary degree. We also are appreciative of the SUNY trustees’ careful review of the university’s recommendation to consider the revocation.
We firmly believe that Mr. Weinstein’s alleged and admitted conduct is inconsistent with the values and policies of the University at Buffalo and the State University of New York, contradicts the spirit of the honorary degree, which recognizes persons of the highest character, and undermines the accomplishments that were cited as the basis for awarding the honorary degree.We at UB are collectively offended and disappointed by Mr. Weinstein’s alleged and admitted conduct. In seeking this revocation of the SUNY honorary degree, the University at Buffalo is also clearly stating that sexual harassment or sexual misconduct will not be tolerated.