In the unfortunate event that a Southwestern student dies before completing degree requirements, the student may be awarded a posthumous degree upon approval by the Vice President for Academic Administration.
1. Department faculty must first approve and send a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Administration for approval. 2. To be considered the student must have: a. been enrolled within the last 2 semesters. b. completed 75% of the degree requirements. c. been in good academic standing.
If a student does not meet the above criteria, they may be awarded a certificate of Special Recognition.