Plaques and Gifts within the Campus Landscape
To provide prospective donors with information about procedures for making gifts to enhance the campus landscape
All prospective gifts of materials or objects for the campus landscape
The University appreciates gifts that add to the beauty of the campus landscape; however, these gifts must fit within the goals of the campus master plans. All inquiries about gifts and memorials such as benches, landscape materials, etc. should be directed to the Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development at the KU Endowment Association (785-832-7458).
As a general rule the University does not use individual plaques or signs to provide gift, donor, or memorial information within the campus landscape.
However, in the event the University is given a large donation to fund installation or improvement of specific landscape feature(s) or landscape area(s), or a number of individuals donate above a designated amount for a landscape project or landscape feature, signage may be added to recognize the donor or group of donors in a location proximate to the area. Recognition signage must comply with KU standards approved by the Campus Signage Committee.
A “Gifts and Memorials” map will list all specific donations within the campus landscape and will include the location and memorial information. This map can be accessed on the Office of Design and Construction Management (DCM) Planning page and KU Endowment. KU’s Design and Construction Management staff will meet annually with representatives of the KU Endowment Association to update the Gifts and Memorials map.
08/25/2015: Added information about recognition of large donations for campus landscape.
12/10/2014: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing)
10/30/2014: Fixed broken links.
12/03/2010: Approved by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter.