Policy: Naming recognition
- Recognition through naming is conferred:
- in alignment with the legislation, policy and strategic aims of the University;
- on the basis that it does not compromise the values, integrity, autonomy or reputation of the University; and
- following a transparent and rigorous process, as outlined under the procedure.
- Naming of assets in recognition of philanthropy:
- acknowledges both significant individual gifts and gifts made to the University over time that have made a major impact on the institution;
- is conferred:
- in recognition of eligible gifts accepted by the University in line with the ANU Gifts and Fundraising Policy and Gift Acceptance Procedure.
- when gifts meet or exceed minimum thresholds set by the University;
- at a level and for a duration commensurate with the contribution; and
- on receipt of the gift(s); and
- does not confer any material benefit to the donor, nor special privileges, control or responsibility for the asset named.
- Naming of assets in recognition of outstanding achievement or contribution to the University or to society:
- is sensitive to the history and character of the University, and reflects the diversity of the ANU community, our commitment to equity, and our responsibility to Indigenous Australia;
- is conferred:
- at a level commensurate with the achievement or contribution;
- by preference only to deceased honourees (though in rare or exceptional cases the University may recognise a living honouree to balance naming); and
- is considered only when the strategic or cultural benefit to ANU is greater than the potential funding opportunity; and
- is not conferred in recognition of current students or members of staff.
- Recognition through use of a name does not include:
- titles or post-nominals;
- corporate logos; or
- the name of a corporate entity, where an identifiable and relevant family name could be used in its place.
- Naming of assets under the terms of a sponsorship is conferred:
- with reference to the minimum thresholds set by the University; and
- at a level and for a duration commensurate with the terms of the sponsorship agreement.
|Printable version (PDF)|
|Purpose||To outline the principles governing recognition of exceptional contribution to the University through asset naming.|
|Audience||Alumni, Staff, Affiliates|
|Topic/ SubTopic||Community & Development - Donations|
|Effective Date||6 Oct 2023|
|Next Review Date||5 Oct 2028|
|Responsible Officer:||Vice-President, ANU Advancement|
|Approved By:||ANU Council|
|Contact Area||ANU Advancement|
Information generated and received by ANU staff in the course of conducting business on behalf of ANU is a record and should be captured by an authorised recordkeeping system. To learn more about University records and recordkeeping practice at ANU, see ANU recordkeeping and Policy: Records and archives management.