- Naming of interior rooms is open to the discretion of the College President or his designee. The process should generally follow the consultative nature of procedure 6A.3/11, however, Minnesota State approval is not required. In addition, interior rooms may carry the name of an individual who is associated with the College.
- New conference rooms may be named for a donor whose gift of at least seventy-five percent of the cost of construction based on the cost per square foot.
Laboratories and Classrooms
- Naming of existing laboratories may occur with a gift of at least fifty-one percent of the cost of new equipment for the lab or a cash gift of at least seventy-five percent of the construction of new lab facilities (based on the cost per square foot of constructing the new facility). This name will exist for a period of three years.
- A commitment to upgrade the lab equipment at fifty-one percent of the total cost will maintain the donor’s naming rights every three years for six years (equivalent to nine years total naming commitment).
- New classrooms may be named for a donor whose gift equals at least seventy-five percent of the cost of construction based on the cost per square foot.
New Construction Projects
- Newly-built, privately-funded facilities may be considered for naming as designated by the donor with a gift of at least two-thirds of the total project cost.
- Newly-built, state-funded facilities may be considered for naming with a cash gift equal to fifty-one percent of the total project cost.
- Renovation projects that cost at least $200,000 may be named for a donor whose gift equals at least fifty-one percent of the total project cost.
Open Spaces, Common Areas, Gardens, and Gathering Places
- The naming of campus outdoor locations is possible if a cash financial contribution underwrites a minimum of fifty-one percent of the cost of creating and maintaining such an area. The college administration, including buildings and grounds staff, shall determine if the maintenance of such a site is excessive or deemed unwise.
• The college may choose to name these areas in recognition of significant institutional leadership, community leadership, or other leadership deemed appropriate.
- With the donor's permission, the college may choose to recognize a donor who makes an unrestricted gift, other significant capital gift, or significant impact on the college by naming a physical space in honor of this donor. This recognition is appropriate even though the donor's gift did not directly support the project for which he/she is honored.
Note: Background checks may be initiated before naming any facility after an individual.
Note: The college president is not required to use the name of an individual.
07.2017 Technical changes, MnSCU to Minnesota State