HONORARY POSTHUMOUS DEGREES
Senate Policy 401.1
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.
To be recommended for an HPD, a student must have been pursuing a degree at the
time of death. An HPD will be awarded in the major field only.
Adopted by Senate: November 19, 2003
Approved by President: January 22, 2004
Adopted by Senate: 2 April 2008
Approved by Administration: 7 April 2008
12-02-2018: Separated policy and procedure