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CSUSB Naming Guidelines

CSUSB Naming Guidelines

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on
Approved By: President Evans on
Reviewed By: President Evans
Approved By: Administrative Council- Under Review

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: Office of Vice President for University Advancement, 909/537-5004

The policies and procedures on naming facilities, properties and programs follow the policy authorized and updated by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees.

CSUSB Procedures

  1. Individuals, committees or organizations proposing the naming of a facility, property or program shall present a detailed written plan to the Vice President of University Advancement. The recommendation must succinctly state the reasons for the proposed name, the individual or group proposing the request, the extraordinary circumstances justifying the request, and provide complete biographical data on the individual(s) or entity being proposed for honor.
  2. The Vice President of University Advancement will prepare the request for the President to review.
  3. The President of the University will consult with the President’s Cabinet and Facilities, Planning and Management  and other groups, as needed. The President will then inform the individuals, committees or organizations of their decision. All consultation shall be confidential in consideration for the donor, the honoree, or their families.

Whenever the above procedures have been completed, and if deemed appropriate to advance the proposal, the President will submit the proposal to the CSU Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.

In those cases in which the authority for naming has been sub-delegated to the campus President, steps one – three shall be followed prior to the rendering of a decision.