2:022 Posthumous Degree
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It is the policy of Austin Peay State University to offer a posthumous degree in an unfortunate event of a student’s death during an academic semester.
The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for awarding a degree posthumously.
- In the unfortunate event of a student's death during an academic term in which it may reasonably be assumed that he or she would have completed all degree requirements, a degree may be awarded posthumously to the student.
- The decision as to the likelihood that the student would have completed his or her work during the term shall be at the discretion of the president.
- Recommendations to the president for awarding a degree posthumously should be in accordance with the established University process for conferral of degrees.
- The special nature of the award should be reflected on all pertinent records.
APSU Policy 2:022 – Issued: March 8, 2017
President: signature on file