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CHAPTER SEVEN

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT

719

Physical Memorials

719.1

Physical Memorials Honoring Individuals

 

Proposals for physical memorials honoring deceased students, faculty, staff, or friends of the University shall be presented to the Vice President for University Advancement, who will refer them to the Landscape Advisory Committee.  The Landscape Advisory Committee shall review each proposal for its fit into the context of the campus’ physical environment, both existing and proposed.  The findings and recommendations of the committee shall be submitted to University Advancement for further development and implementation.  Final review and approval shall be by the President.

The University requires that all persons honored through a physical memorial shall have been deceased a minimum time period of one year.  Exceptions to this time limit may be considered in extraordinary circumstances by the Vice President for University Advancement in consultation with the Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Physical memorials shall be fully funded in advance whereby funding covers the gift and installation.  University Advancement, in consultation with the Landscape Advisory Committee, shall annually provide an updated list specifying the funding amount required to establish a physical memorial.

The University generally limits physical memorials to benches and plaques. The University discourages and normally will not permit the solitary planting of trees as a physical representation due to the possibility of damage or death from disease or other environmental factors. 

The location of all physical memorials shall be recorded on a campus map and made available through the University’s Facility Services department.

All physical memorials shall be kept in place as long as they remain serviceable.  A memorial may no longer be serviceable due to safety issues, construction projects, other campus modifications, or being damaged beyond repair. In the event a physical memorial is to be removed, a letter shall be sent to the designated donor contact advising of the reason for removal.  The donor shall have the option of placing a new physical memorial at the current fee and under the terms in effect.

The Vice President for University Advancement should be contacted for other opportunities to recognize deceased individuals.  These opportunities include, among others:  scholarships, endowments, and naming opportunities in compliance with the University’s policy on Naming Buildings and Related Areas.

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719.2

Physical Memorials Honoring Groups

 

Proposals for physical memorials honoring groups of deceased students, faculty, staff, or friends of the University shall be presented to the Vice President for University Advancement, who will consult with the Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and refer to the Landscape Advisory Committee for consideration if appropriate.  Final review and approval shall be by the President.

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719.3

Mustang Statue at the University Union

 

The Mustang Statue at the University Union is a campus landmark serving as a place to honor those who have served Cal Poly or their country.  Plaques placed upon the statue commemorate significant events in the history of Cal Poly and memorialize those who made the supreme sacrifice while in military service.  Proposals to place additional plaques or other physical representations shall be presented to the Vice President for University Advancement, who will refer them to the Landscape Advisory Committee. This committee shall review each proposal for its fit into the context of the campus’ physical environment, both existing and proposed.  The findings and recommendations of the committee shall be submitted to University Advancement for further development and implementation.  Final review and approval shall be by the President.

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719.4

The Wall of Honor

 

The Wall of Honor located at the University Union Mustang Statue commemorates Cal Poly students and alumni who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service.  Proposals to place a name at the Wall of Honor shall be presented to the Vice President for University Advancement who will convene a nomination committee for consideration.  The committee will be comprised of the Vice President for University Advancement or designee, the Vice President for Administration and Finance or designee, the Military Science Department Chair or designee, and an alumni veteran representative appointed by the President of the Alumni Association.  The findings and recommendations of the committee shall be submitted to University Advancement for further development and implementation.  Final review and approval shall be by the President.

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719.5

Mustang Memorial Plaza

 

Mustang Memorial Plaza, located in the southwest corner of campus next to the Alex G. Spanos Stadium (61), is a permanent memorial dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the 1960 football team plane crash on October 29, 1960. 

Dedicated:  September 29, 2006

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719.6

Mustang Memorial Field

 

Mustang Memorial Field is the playing field at the Alex G. Spanos Stadium (Building 61).  It is a permanent memorial dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the 1960 football team plane crash on October 29, 1960. 

Dedicated:  September 30, 2006

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Reference

  • Date approved by the President:  April 26, 2007
  • Office responsible for implementation:  Vice President for University Advancement

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