Procedure 401.1.1

(Proposal 2-04)
(Proposal 25-08)

Senate Procedure 401.1.1


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 in recognition of the student's goals and also of the personal and
financial support of the student's family and friends, to commemorate their connection to
the Michigan Tech community.

Normally, the student's academic advisor or the student's family will initiate the request
for awarding an HPD. An HPD will be conferred upon recommendation from the
deceased student's major academic department or school, followed by the approval of
the University. The recommendation should be submitted as a written request to the
provost's office, together with documentation that the 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.



Proposal 2-04:
Adopted by Senate: November 19, 2003
Approved by President: January 22, 2004

Proposal 25-08:
Adopted by Senate: 2 April 2008
Approved by Administration: 7 April 2008
12-02-2018: Separated policy and procedure