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Board of Regents Policy 11.203 Board of Regents Policy 11.203


Naming of Campus Improvements and Academic Programs


Regents Policy Chapter 11, Miscellaneous
Regents Policy RP 11.203, Naming of Campus Improvements and Academic Programs
Effective Date: Oct. 20, 2005
Prior Dates Amended:  Oct. 11, 1962; Oct. 29, 1970; July 14, 1972; May 13, 1976; Oct. 20, 1978; Nov. 9, 1979; Oct. 18, 2002; Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2019

I. Purpose

To set forth policy on naming of campus improvements and academic programs.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Board of Regents Policy

    A. The authority for the naming of buildings, facilities, roads and academic programs on the campuses of the university shall reside with the board.

    B. Buildings, other facilities, roads and programs will not be named for living individuals and ordinarily not before five years following the person’s death, except as specifically provided by law, or when approved by the board in special and well justified cases.

    C. Persons for whom facilities, or programs may be named must have been actively connected with the university, or must have established from Hawai‘i a position of national or international reputation in public service, preferably in higher education.

    D. Classrooms, laboratory buildings and academic programs normally shall be named for distinguished faculty members, administrators, board/emeritus members, other public servants and others who have been directly involved with the university for a substantial period of time or who have made a significant contribution to its academic and cultural life. Description and functional titles may be given if so desired by the particular campus faculty, students and staff, as provided herein.

    E. Dormitories, residences, and roads, unless provided for otherwise in the case of private donations or property, shall customarily be designated with appropriate Hawaiian words.

    F. Other existing and contemplated miscellaneous structures and areas of campus, when names are necessary, may be given descriptive or functional titles.

    G. Each chancellor shall develop and announce procedures to be utilized in developing recommendations to be sent to the board when other than a functional name is to be recommended for a building, facility, or academic programs.

    H. In appropriate circumstances, rooms or other quarters in a building may be named to honor major donors to the university, or to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, in support of the university or its programs and activities.

IV. Delegation of Authority

There is no policy specific delegation of authority.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Board of Regents, 956-8213,

VI. References

    B. EP 11.203

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents


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