• Home
  • Plaques and Gifts within the Campus Landscape

Plaques and Gifts within the Campus Landscape


To provide prospective donors with information about procedures for making gifts to enhance the campus landscape

Applies to: 

All prospective gifts of materials or objects for the campus landscape

Policy Statement: 

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.


James Modig, Director
Design and Construction Management

Dale Slusser, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development
KU Endowment Association
785-832-7458 or

Approved by: 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Approved on: 
Friday, December 3, 2010
Effective on: 
Friday, December 10, 2010
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Plaques, benches, gifts, memorials, landscape
Change History: 

06/29/2017: Fixed broken link.

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.

Operational Categories: 

Can't Find What You're Looking For?
Policy Library Search
New Policies in the last 30 days
KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times