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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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New bereavement policy in place

February 28, 2011 at 6:50 am


The staff bereavement leave policy has been updated to reflect a more contemporary definition of family, recognizing that not all family relationships include blood or legal ties. The timing of this change corresponds to the college’s partnership with the Beloit Regional Hospice through a grant called It’s About How You Live – At Work, which focuses on supporting employees who are faced with serious illness, health care responsibilities for a family member, or end-of-life issues, as well as evaluating work-life policies and practices.  The new bereavement leave policy takes effect immediately.

Beloit College grants leave with pay to all part-time and full-time employees to attend the funeral, memorial service, or post-death tribute for a family member. Upon the death of a family member, an individual may take up to three days to make arrangements and attend services for the deceased. An employee may request up to two additional bereavement days when family responsibilities require significant involvement in planning funeral arrangements, handling legal matters, or disposition of assets.

Family members covered by this policy include any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with the employee is equivalent to a family relationship. 


Procedure for eligibility and reporting:

The employee must notify the department head or supervisor about the need for bereavement leave as soon as possible.  The department head, supervisor, or employee should notify the Communications and Marketing Office, which will assist the employee in sending any desired notices to campus.

The employee may be required to furnish an official record of death such as a newspaper obituary notice.

Staff must report the bereavement leave on their time sheet or absence report. Time in addition to the bereavement leave may be taken with the approval of the department head or supervisor, but such additional days will be counted as PTO time or as leave without pay if no PTO is available. Staff not eligible for PTO may request leave without pay.

The Human Resources Office will assist the employee or family with any applicable Beloit College insurance claims.