The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures governing the awarding of a posthumous degree.
Under direction of the Provost, the Vice President for Student Life shall implement and ensure compliance with this policy.
This policy applies to all faculty and staff of Rowan University.
In certain instances, Rowan University may award a posthumous degree. Requests for posthumous degrees may be made by the family, or by Rowan faculty or staff. Inquiries regarding posthumous degrees should be submitted to the office of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.
A. Attachment 1, Procedure to request for posthumous degree
Requests for posthumous degrees will be evaluated by a committee that includes representatives from the Student Government Association, Division of Student Life, University Senate, the President's Office, the Division of Academic Affairs, and the Dean of Students. They will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College in which the student had been enrolled. The Dean will make the final decision and will issue a letter conferring the degree.