147.9 Purchase of Academic Regalia

Created by: Dana Trebing on 10/16/2002
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 40 - Benefits
Originator: Academic Administration
Current File: 147.9
Adoption Date: 08/21/2009
Reviewed for Currency: 08/21/2009
Replaces File: 147.9
Date of Origin: 11/12/1975
Classification: Faculty
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147.9 Purchase of Academic Regalia


A. Background

Faculty members are expected to march in full academic regalia at the formal convocations of the school year.


B. Policy

Although the securing of academic regalia is the responsibility of the individual faculty member, upon request to the Dean of the Faculty the University will underwrite a portion of the purchase price of regalia at the time a faculty member is granted tenure. Because library faculty are not eligible for tenure, the same portion will be underwritten when the library faculty member is promoted to Associate Librarian.


C. Guidelines

1. Furman will contribute toward payment for full regalia as follows:

a. For persons with the Doctor's degree -- $275.00

b. For persons with the Master's degree -- $175.00

2. For persons who own part of the regalia and wish to complete their outfit, the partial subsidies are:

a. Robe only -- $200.00, Doctor's; $100.00, Master's

b. Hood only -- 1/2 of the cost

c. Hat only -- 1/2 of the cost

3. Faculty members who purchase regalia prior to receiving tenure, or prior to being promoted to Associate Librarian, are eligible to receive payment from the University upon the granting of tenure, or promotion in the case of library faculty, by submitting the proper proof of purchase to the Dean of the Faculty.

4. Those who do not own their own regalia are excused from marching at opening convocation and other special convocations but are expected to rent regalia for spring commencement. Rental may be arranged through the University Store with half of the cost paid by the faculty member.