No University facilities or grounds, or any part thereof, shall be dedicated to or named for any individual, partnership, corporation, entity, or person or otherwise given some designation without the advance written consent and approval of the President of the University.
Any proposal to dedicate, name, or designate any University facilities or
grounds shall be submitted to the President, in writing and with
supporting explanation or justification, prior to any communication with a
proposed honoree. The supporting explanation or justification should
clearly document a distinguished career; significant and recognized
regional or national accomplishments; extraordinary contributions of a
scholarly, professional, artistic or public service nature related to the
University's mission; acknowledge and express appreciation for financial
support of the University; and/or an established relationship with the
University and its long-term objectives. In considering any such proposal,
the President shall consult with appropriate staff members and the
Associate Vice President for Facilities.
In situations where University facilities or grounds, or any part
thereof, have been dedicated to or named for any individual, partnership,
corporation, entity or person, the University reserves the right to
withdraw the designation or name if, in the sole opinion of the
University, the individual, partnership, corporation, entity or person has
come into disrepute in the University or in the general community so as to
reflect negatively or adversely upon the University.
Any naming made pursuant to this policy shall remain in effect until such
time as the University determines the facility has exceeded its useful
life or the facility's continued use has become impossible or impractical.
1 See Item 12 in Chapter II, Section E of the Board of Regents Policy Manual relating to the Naming of Buildings and Item 9 in Chapter II, Section A relating to the Naming of Academic Units.
February 25, 1999
January 1, 2008
February 1, 2008
November 8, 2012
February 13, 2017
(Note: The reader should also refer to Fund-Raising
Involving Naming Opportunities (Other Than Buildings or Facilities)
at Section 20.10 of this manual.)