In order to coordinate memorialization efforts that reflect the values of the College, be life-affirming and serve the mission, memorials will be limited to new plantings and/or monetary contributions for endowments or for student scholarships.
Annually, in recognition of those to be memorialized, the College will arrange for a planting honoring those who have died during the previous fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Under the direction of the Office of the President, a ceremony will be conducted at the planting site.
No individual or group of individuals is permitted to place or erect any other form of memorial or structure in a College building or upon College grounds without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Each year the Office of Human Resources forwards the names and designated status of employees/retirees; Student Affairs – students; Institutional Advancement – donors and Board of Governors; President’s Office – Trustees who died during the previous fiscal year, to the Office of the President to forward to the President’s Cabinet. The approved list is returned to the Office of the President for record keeping purposes.
The Department of Facilities Management shall procure a planting of a type selected by a qualified landscape architect or arborist and arrange for its planting in a designated campus setting in accordance with an approved landscaping plan. The Department of Facilities Management, or the Office of the President, shall also arrange for the fabrication and installation of a bronze (or bronze-type) plaque with the names of those being memorialized arranged by classification, i.e., board members, faculty, staff, students, friends/supporters.
An annual ceremony shall be conducted at the planting site, weather permitting. The Office of the President shall publicize the event and provide notice of the ceremony to family members of the deceased.
Endowments and Gifts
Memorials in the form of endowments or contributions to student scholarships shall be in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Ramapo College Foundation Board of Governors.