Posthumous Certificate of Achievement
Policy Number: AES-2500-003
Policy Title: Posthumous Certificate of Achievement
Vice Chancellor/Associate Chancellor: Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services
Unit Responsible for Policy: Office of the Registrar
Effective Date: May 1, 2020
Contacts: Associate Registrar and Registrar
Policy Statement: UIC seeks to recognize deceased students and provide a formal document in the form of a Certificate of Achievement. Undergraduate graduate, and professional students who have maintained registration toward a degree are eligible for the Certificate of Achievement.
The department or college in which the student was enrolled should initiate the process to award the certificate, and the recommendation forwarded to the Office of the Provost.
The communication to a bereaved family and ceremony to be held (if any) will be determined by the university administration, Dean of Students, in coordination with the department or college in which the student was enrolled.
Reason for Policy: On certain occasions, UIC seeks to recognize deceased students and provide a formal document in the form of a Certificate of Achievement to a bereaved family as a means of commemorating the student’s time spent at the University and as a gesture of kindness.
Minority Impact Statement: None
Who Should Read the Policy: Department and college staff
Procedures: Contact the Office of the Registrar, Records Unit, at (312) 996-4381
Approved by: Committee on Policy, CVC, Chancellor
Approval date: 5/21/2020
Approved as: New Policy