400 ACADEMIC INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION

405 Academic Recognition on University Diplomas

Diplomas are issued by the University and carry an indication of the College which prescribed the course of study and the degree earned. Faculties of the respective colleges approve the graduates of their college.

The only academic recognition which will be printed on the Georgia State University diploma will be recognitions for grade point average achievement: Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude.

Successful completion of a Department or College Honors program may be indicated on the diploma through the use of an adhesive diploma seal. The diploma seals will be supplied to eligible students during the semester following graduation by the Office of the Registrar pending the receipt of official verification of eligibility.

Seals must fit into a one and three-quarter inch square and may be of any color.

Sponsoring organizations or offices must obtain approval from the University Senate Committee on Admissions and Standards before awarding diploma seals or announcing that such seals will be awarded.

The seals should be designed so as to comport with the dignity of the Georgia State University diploma. Seal designs must be approved by a committee composed of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Services, the Dean of the College involved, the Chairperson of the University Senate Committee on Admissions and Standards, and the student representative on the University Senate Committee on Admissions and Standards.

(Source: University Senate, May 5, 1988, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services)