Policy: Awarding of Posthumous Degrees
|Date: 03/05/09||Policy ID: PROV-002||Status: Final|
|Policy Type:||Executive Vice President & Provost|
|Contact Office:||Executive Vice President and Provost (Office of the)|
|Oversight Executive:||Executive Vice President and Provost|
|Applies To:||All Schools.|
|Table of Contents:|
|Reason for Policy:||
Establishes guidelines and procedures governing the awarding of posthumous degrees to deceased students within one year of completion of degree requirements.
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Posthumous Degree: A degree conferred by the University to a deceased student.
Upon the recommendation of the faculty of the appropriate school, the General Faculty of the University may make a posthumous award of the degree or degrees the student was pursuing if all requirements were likely to have been completed during the final year for which the student was registered had it not been for the intervention of death.
Recommendation for Posthumous Degree:
Notification of Student’s Family:
Presentation of the Diploma:
Motion to Award the Posthumous Degree:
|Major Category:||Executive Vice President & Provost Policies|
|Category Cross Reference:|
|Next Scheduled Review:||03/05/12|
|Approved By, Date:||Executive Vice President and Provost, 03/05/09|
|Revision History:||Updated 5/3/10.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||
This policy replaces the “Posthumous Degree Conferral Process” developed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.