University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Naming policy announced

This is a new policy that supplements and aligns with State Board of Higher Education policies.

Policy Statement: Naming of properties, academic programs, facilities, centers, institutes, departments, physical structures, or parts thereof; trees, benches, or open recreational spaces on the University of North Dakota (UND) grounds or property owned by UND or University affiliated foundations; and the naming of academic interests including but not limited to endowed programs or research, teaching, service or recreation; chairs, professorships, visiting lectureships, or special lecture series must be reviewed and approved in accordance with this and any related UND and State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Reason for Policy: The University of North Dakota wishes to continue a time-honored tradition of naming University properties, academic and non-academic programs, and facilities to recognize scholarly distinction, devotion, distinguished service and generous gifts. This policy establishes uniform and consistent procedures to gain appropriate approval for all University property and programs on and off campus, and will supplement and align with North Dakota SBHE policies 100.6(4)(m) and 902.12.

To view this policy document in its entirety (including procedures), visit the Division of Finance and Operations’ policy web site:

Contact Jennifer Rogers, special projects assistant to the VPFO, if you have questions: 777.4392.

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