Board Policy 2.21

Naming of College Property


The College may wish to name College Property in honor of extraordinary individuals and/or distinguished financial contributions. The Board of Trustees shall provide standard guidelines for the naming of College Property.

Standard Guidelines:

  1. Persons: For purposes of this policy, shall include individuals, families, organizations, foundations, corporations, trusts or estates, limited liability companies or such other entities as the Board of Trustees may approve.
  2. College Property: For the purposes of this policy, shall include buildings, parts of buildings (including lobbies, classrooms, centers, laboratories and/or conference/study rooms) sites, pathways, common areas or significant components of the College.
  3. No naming will be approved (or once approved, continued) that will call to serious question the public respect and reputation of the College.
  4. Where a College Property has been named, the College will continue to use the name so long as the College Property or portion thereof remains in use and serves its original function.
    a. When the use of a College Property is changed such that it must be demolished, substantially renovated or rebuilt, the College may retain the use of the name, or name other comparable College Property or may choose to honor the original donor by placing a memorial plaque in a prominent location.
    b. When the Board of Trustees determines that it is no longer appropriate to name the College Property pursuant to paragraph 3 above the Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, may terminate the naming of the College Property.
  5. Recommendations for any named request will be submitted in writing by the College President to the Board of Trustees for its consideration in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this policy. The Board of Trustees has final authority to approve or reject any naming request or nomination.

Criteria for Naming

  1. The Board of Trustees, on a case by case basis, shall determine which College Property or portions thereof or renovations thereto will be considered for naming.
  2. When naming opportunities are identified in conjunction with a major gift or a targeted fundraising campaign, the President will propose to the Board of Trustees for its consideration giving level for College Property or component thereof that will be impacted by the campaign. The Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, shall approve the giving levels for the duration of the campaign.

Approved by Board of Trustees – May 10, 2007
Revised: October 13, 2011
Revised: June 9, 2016