6.42 – Naming Facilities

  1. Purpose

    To establish the authority and regulations for naming and renaming College facilities and grounds.

  2. Policy
    1. The Board of Trustees shall, at their discretion, designate names for College facilities and grounds.
    2. If a named facility or grounds area is significantly altered, relocated or demolished, the individual or organization shall be recognized through other means the Board finds appropriate.
    3. The Board retains the right to rename any facility or grounds area.
  3. Procedures
    1. The Board is responsible for designating names for buildings on campus. Buildings and areas within buildings may be named after or in honor of an individual or organization, based upon the following:
      1. Meritorious service to the College that had a significant impact on the founding, growth or success of the College;
      2. A Significant financial contribution to the College from an individual or organization (or on behalf of either); or
      3. A combination of meritorious service and financial contribution.

    2. Names of the buildings or areas should lend prestige to the College and the community. The credentials, character and reputation of each individual or organization for which the naming opportunity is being considered shall be carefully evaluated.
    3. If the College changes location, significantly alters a space or demolishes a building, the College will appropriately recognize the donor through other means.
    4. The Board retains the right to name facilities for other reasons not set forth above.
  4. Responsibilities
    1. The Board shall approve all facility and ground naming.
    2. The Chancellor and his/her designees shall provide the Board with naming recommendations based on the criteria established in the Procedures.

  5. Definitions
    “Board” is the Board of Trustees.
  6. Authority

    This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

  7. Related Policies


  8. Implementation
    1. Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 2/9/09.
    2. Purpose, procedures, responsibilities and definitions approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 2/2/09. Set for review on 2/2/12.