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Administration and Operations Manual

1.16 Burial, Ashes, and Memorial Markers

Last Revised: 15 May 2009
Refer Questions To: Chair, Recognition Committee


This policy applies to administrators, faculty, teachers, staff, and students in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University, as well as guests.


In compliance with District of Columbia Code, Section 43-121, Gallaudet University prohibits the burial of bodies or body parts on campus, including those of pets and other animals. Gallaudet also prohibits the spreading, disposal, or burial of ashes of bodies which have been cremated.

Requests for memorial markers, to include but not be limited to trees, benches, slabs, plaques, etc., to be placed on campus must first be approved by the Office of the President. Each request will be evaluated and approved/denied on a case-by-case basis. Placement of markers must fit within the University’s facility master plan and be in compliance with the guidelines of the President’s Recognition Committee.

Approved by: Gallaudet University Board of Trustees
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