Following sexual misconduct allegations, Bill O'Reilly, the former "Fox News" host, has his honorary degree from Marist College revoked.

The political commentator graduated from Marist College in 1971, and received an honorary degree at the university's 2001 commencement ceremony.

The Marist Board of Trustees released a statement Sunday, saying:

"Bill O'Reilly has been accused of engaging in multiple acts of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment of women in the workplace. Mr. O'Reilly has denied these allegations. To many, his reported payments of tens of millions of dollars and dismissal by Fox News lend credibility to the allegations against him. Any form of sexual harassment or abuse is deeply contrary to the values for Marist College. The Marist Board of Trustees has therefore revoked Mr. O'Reilly's honorary degree."

O'Reilly was ousted from Fox News last spring after The New York Times reported the network had settled multiple sexual harassment lawsuits dating back to 2002.