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    Naming Policy


    Policy Statement                                                           

    The Board of Trustees of Adelphi University retains authority for naming all University facilities and properties; i.e., all buildings; major portions of buildings; university or college streets or roads; and all other highly visible facilities and properties.


    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    The primary purpose of the property naming process is to allow the University to recognize the importance and/or efforts of an individual to the University or of someone who represents the ideals of the University.


    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                

    Faculty and Staff


    Policy

    The following procedures will be observed when submitting proposals in the following categories:

    • New and Renovated Facilities or Properties
    • Programmatic and research, including but not limited to College, School, Unit naming, department, research, and/or community based initiatives

    New and Renovated Facilities or Properties and Programmatic entities:

    Approval of the naming of new and renovated facilities or properties as well as programmatic entities for the University shall be divided into two categories defined by the level of the naming opportunity; those opportunities where final approval rests with the President and those opportunities where final approval rests with the Board of Trustees. At no time should promises or commitments regarding naming be made in advance of final project approval by the President or the Board of Trustees. Naming opportunities less than $1 million require final approval by the President. Naming opportunities more than $1 million require final approval first by the Advancement/Alumni Relations Committee and then by the full Board of Trustees. Written agreements will be produced by the Office of the Vice President of University Advancement and signed by University Leadership and the donor(s) outlining the terms of all naming arrangements.

    The Vice President of Unvieristy Advancement shall forward all requests to name a specific facility, property, or programmatic entity to the President. Each naming request must:

    1. Be submitted at least six weeks prior to the Board of Trustees’ meeting at which the item is to be presented.
    2. Demonstrate compliance with the Boards’ policy.
    3. Succinctly state reasons for the proposed name.
    4. Name the constituent group(s) or individual(s) proposing the request. Name constituent group(s) or individual(s) recommending that the President approve the request.
    5. Include complete biographical data about the individual or organization.
    6. Ensure that all participants involved in this process remember that strict confidentiality is required.
    7. Identify the “special circumstance” when requesting a waiver of policy, if any.

    Upon review of the naming request by the President, the Office of the Vice President of University Advancement management will:

    1. For naming opportunities under $1 million, implement the President’s decision.
    2. For naming opportunities over $1 million and supported by the President:
      a. Prepare a Decision item and resolution for presentation at the next Advancement/Alumni Relations committee as well as the full Board of Trustees meeting.
      b. The Advancement/Alumni Relations committee shall vote on the Decision item.
      c. Should the Decision item pass, the full Board of Trustees will be presented the Decision item and resolution and vote on the Decision item.
    3. Confidentiality is to be maintained on all requests submitted.

    Definitions

    This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Forms

    This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Related Information

    This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Contact

    Frankie Mandracchia
    p – 516.877.3658
    e – fmandracchia@adelphi.edu


    Document History

    • Last Reviewed Date: December 31, 2017
    • Last Revised Date: December 31, 2017
    • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

    Who Approved This Policy

    Brady Crook, Vice President, University Advancement

     

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