3.23 Naming Colleges and Universities - History

Board Policies
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

Date of Adoption: 10/18/94
Date of Implementation: 10/18/94
Date of Last Review: 11/18/20

Date & Subject of Amendments:

11/18/20 – Updated the language in Part 2, Subpart B regarding the inclusion of an identifier name and the system affiliation identifier. Applied the new writing and formatting styles.

9/21/16 - Amended Part 2, Subpart A to eliminate the requirement that colleges and universities conduct market research when considering a name change. Amended Subpart B to offer naming convention guidance consistent with brand standards adopted by the board on June 21, 2016. Additional wording and formatting changes throughout for consistency and clarity.

9/17/08 - adds a new Part 2, Subpart D which makes approval of a college or university name change an amendment to proposed Board policy 1A.11 with no further action of the board required.

06/19/02 - deleted all previous language

03/21/01 - repealed language in effect prior to April 1999

04/21/99 - colleges and universities must use a standard nomenclature if they choose to change their college/university name.

12/16/98 - relocated 1A.5 (Naming Colleges and Universities) to MnSCU policy 6.3 (Facilities Chapter),

09/18/98 - Amended policy to include community colleges, technical colleges, and state universities

1/18/95 - Amended 1A.1