Consideration of Removing Names from University Property

Iowa State University has named university property in honor of individuals, organizations, companies, and other entities (“honorees”). This property includes buildings, wings of buildings, colleges, programs, and large sections of campus (“major units”), as well as campus areas or sections of facilities such as rooms, labs, open spaces, streets, structures, and physical features (“minor units”). However, an honoree may have a history of actions or words that members of the Iowa State University community find objectionable and wish for the honoree’s name to be removed from university property. 

This policy sets forth the principles by which Iowa State University will address requests for removal of names from university property. The Procedures for Consideration of Removing Names from University Property document sets forth the procedures for considering requests. More >

President's Advisory Committee on Naming University Property

The committee has the responsibility of recommending to the president names for buildings and streets. The committee is appointed by the president and may include representation from various university groups (faculty, staff, students, and administrators). The Committee reviews all nominations and transmits its recommendations to the president.  More >