Peer Institutions Archive

Universities across the nation have begun to address modern responses to historical issues by considering the historical record and context of the individuals or events associated with named buildings and monuments. Here is a selection of institutional practices at peer institutions:

Naming Practices

Duke University: Commission on Memory and History

About the Commision on Memory and History

Report: Commission on Memory and History

University of Maryland: Byrd Stadium Naming Work Group

Report by the Byrd Stadium Naming Work Group (PDF)

University of Michigan: President’s Advisory Committee on University History

About the President’s Advisory Committee on University History

Proposal on Renaming University Spaces (PDF)

Yale University: Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming

About the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming

Report by the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming (PDF)

Beyond Naming

Brown University: Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

About the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

Georgetown University: Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation

About the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation

Rutgers University: Scarlet and Black Project

About the Scarlet and Black Project

University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill: Chancellor's Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History

About the Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History