Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Attachment F
Faculty Senate Minutes
April 17, 2001

Proposed Policy for Awarding Undergraduate Diplomas Posthumously

In the event of the death of a Millersville University student, the University may grant the diploma posthumously to the family if the student is in good academic standing and has earned at least 90 credits (senior status).


There have been examples in the past when senior-level Millersville students met an untimely death, and as a gesture of goodwill, the Administration was asked to grant a diploma. The university complied with the request, but without the benefit of an official university policy. The proposed policy would provide guidance for the Administration in dealing with such unfortunate situations.

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