The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

Proposal 25-08

ďAmendment to Proposal 2-04: Honorary Posthumous DegreesĒ


An Honorary Posthumous Degree (HPD) may be awarded by the University to recognize progress toward a degree when that progress is terminated by the death of a student.The award is a in recognition of the studentís effort goals and also of the personal and financial support of the studentís extended family and friends, to commemorate their connection to the Michigan Tech community.


To be recommended for an HPD, a student must have been in good academic standing pursuing a degree at the time of death.An HPD will be awarded in the major field only.


Normally, the studentís academic advisor or the studentís family will initiate the request for awarding an HPD.An HPD will be conferred upon recommendation from the deceased studentís major academic department or school, followed by the approval of the University.The recommendation should be submitted as a written request to the provostís office, together with documentation that the requirement given above has been satisfied student was pursuing a degree at Michigan Tech.

Guidelines for the submission of the recommendation, and the procedures for the actual awarding of the degree, will be developed by the provost.

Introduced to Senate: 2 April 2008
Adopted by Senate as Emergency Submission: 2 April 2008
Approved by Administration: 7 April 2008