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Commencement Committee - UTDPP1020

Policy Charge

Commencement Committee

Policy Statement

The Commencement Committee is a University-wide Standing Committee appointed by the President not reporting to the Academic Senate, The University of Texas at Dallas.

The Committee is responsible for the direction and conduct of the University's commencement activities and graduation ceremonies and for recommending to the President modifications to the procedures and practices followed for these activities.

The Committee shall be composed of at least two members of the faculty and two student representatives, including the President of the Student Government. Ex officio, non-voting, members shall be those who hold the following positions: Speaker of the Faculty, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Chief of Police, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, University Registrar and Director of Academic Records, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of University Events, Bookstore Manager, Coordinator of Student Health Services, a representative from Media Services and a representative of the Alumni Association. The Executive Vice President and Provost, or designee, serves as the Responsible University Official.

The term of office for committee members shall be three years, effective September 1 to August 31, and members may be reappointed by the President for additional terms. If for any reason a Committee member resigns, the President shall appoint another individual to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by the President annually.

Policy History

  • Revised: January 14, 1985
  • Revised: May 13, 1985
  • Revised: September 1, 1987
  • Revised: September 1, 1988
  • Revised: May 1, 1990
  • Revised: September 1, 1990
  • Revised: April 4, 1995
  • Revised: February 16, 2010
  • Editorial Amendments: February 2, 1998
  • Editorial Amendments: September 1, 2000
  • Editorial Amendments: November 22, 2002
  • Editorial Amendments: April 18, 2006
  • Editorial Amendments: September 19, 2007