Posthumous Degree Policy

SUNY Corning Community College may award a posthumous degree as recognition of a student’s academic achievement that would have resulted in a degree, except for the occurrence of death. At the request of the family or a campus representative, a posthumous degree may be awarded if the student meets the following criteria:

  1. At the time of death, the student was enrolled in courses that would complete all degree requirements.
  2. The instructors in those courses believe that the student would have successfully completed the courses.
  3. The academic division recommends the awarding of the degree.
  4. The Faculty Assembly approves the awarding of the degree.
  5. The VP of Academic Affairs approves the awarding of the degree.