General Guidelines Governing the Award of Posthumous Citations

Awarding of Posthumous Citations for undergraduate and graduate students should be initiated by the department or college in which the student is enrolled.

  1. The Citation will not take the form of the conferring of a posthumous "degree" unless the student had completed all degree requirements.
  2. In all other cases, the award will take the form of a testimonial to the nature and significance of the individual's scholarly endeavor, to the esteem in which the individual was held by faculty members and fellow students, and to any special personal qualities that might be considered suitable for inclusion in such a citation.
  3. Undergraduate and graduate (including professional) students who have maintained registration towards a degree are eligible for the citation, without regard to the question of whether he or she was "in residence."
  4. The awarding of the citation should be initiated by the department or college in which the student was enrolled, and the recommendation forwarded to the principal campus academic officer should include reference to demonstrated excellence and to the length of time enrolled (there is no required minimum length of time).
  5. The exact nature of the citation and ceremony to be held (if any) will be determined by the campus administration and in coordination with the department or college in which the student was enrolled.