A posthumous degree may be awarded in the name of a deceased student upon the recommendation of the student’s major department and college when the student was in good academic standing and had made substantial progress towards the degree.
The chairperson of the department responsible for the administration of the degree program of the deceased student may submit a recommendation to the dean, who, in turn, may submit a recommendation to the registrar for records verification. The registrar will forward to the provost. If the provost endorses, then the recommendation will be sent to the president to be considered for final approval. The transcript bears the notation, “Degree granted posthumously.”