|Responsible Unit||Office of the Vice Provost; Registrar|
|Responsible Cabinet Member||VP/Provost for Academic Affairs|
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This policy addresses criteria to award posthumous degrees.
To determine criteria when SUNY Brockport is asked to bestow academic recognition posthumously to a deceased student who did not complete degree requirements and who did not meet the prescribed criteria for an honorary degree.
For bachelor’s degree students: To be eligible for this recognition, a deceased student, who was pursuing a bachelor’s degree, shall have completed a minimum of 75% of required credits with a ≥ 2.0 GPA.
For master’s or doctorate degree students: To be eligible for this recognition, a deceased student, who was pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, shall have completed a minimum of 75% of required credits with a ≥ 3.0 GPA.
There are no definitions for this policy at this time.
To initiate the process, the deceased student’s family, spouse, significant other, or a SUNY Brockport faculty or staff member, with agreement from the student’s family, may request this recognition through the student’s Academic Department Chairperson. In such a circumstance, the Academic Department Chairperson will review the request, make a recommendation, and forward it on for approval to the appropriate Dean, as well as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and President. If approved, and provided the deceased student had met the requirements, SUNY Brockport will confer a degree.
Links to Related Procedures and Information
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History (in descending order)
|Next Review Date||2025-06-10||Five-year review|
|Adoption Date||2020-06-10||Policy Adopted|
|Draft Review Date||2020-05-04||Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review|
This policy was approved by President’s Cabinet on 2020-03-13