- Honorary Degree (1920)
- Doctor of Laws
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: William Lowe Bryan
Horace Hoffman began teaching Greek at IU in 1881 and continued until 1920. He was the first dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1894-1920, and vice-president of the same from 1919-1920.
He was a member of the Student Affairs Committee for a generation as well. Dr. Bryan once said of him: "Once an inspector representing the Carnegie Foundation after a minute examination of our records reported informally and also officially that he had found IU unexcelled in the integrity with which it did in fact what the Catalogue said it would do."
In 1959, a hall in Teter Quad was named in honor of Hoffman.