Internal Governing Policies


 

#52.1 - Posthumous Recognition


Approved: February 1, 2021

Monitor: President


Students actively pursuing a degree program who die during their period of study at the University may be considered for posthumous recognition as follows:

  1. A posthumous graduate or undergraduate degree may be awarded upon the recommendation of the appropriate college dean and the Provost subject to the President’s approval.  The degree may be awarded to a student who was: a) completing the final semester of course work required for the degree at the time of death, b) would have been eligible to participate in the Commencement exercises at the end of the semester in which death occurred based on “exceptionality” procedures as stipulated in IGP #50, or c) an undergraduate enrolled at the University no fewer than three semesters and had earned at least 105 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree.  A diploma will be issued but no entry will be made on the academic transcript.
  2. A posthumous certificate of attendance may be awarded by the President upon the recommendation of the Provost or Vice President for Student Affairs to a student who was currently enrolled at the University.