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Office of General Counsel Policies & Guidelines

Building Plaques Affixed to Buildings and Facilities : B-021

Policy/Guideline Area

Business and Finance Guidelines

Applicable Divisions

TCATs, Community Colleges, Universities


The purpose of this guideline is to establish the process and procedures for affixing plaques to new or newly renovated buildings and facilities at institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


  1. Building Plaques
    1. The Board of Regents has authorized institutions to affix building plaques to new or newly renovated buildings or facilities.
      1. An institution may choose to erect a building plaque in lieu of or in addition to dedication plaques authorized under Board Policy 4:02:05:01.
    2. An institution may affix a building plaque which shall include the name of the Governor(s), Chancellor(s), all State Building Commission members, the names of the members of the Board, President(s) or College of Applied Technology Director(s), the architect, contractor and state architect from the date of Building Commission approval of a specific project to the completion of the project.
    3. If the building/facility has been named for an individual or group in accordance with Board Policy 4:02:05:01, the building plaque may include the name of the individual or group for which the building/facility is named. 


March 21, 1986 Board Meeting; Revised November 8, 2006 Presidents Meeting.

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