The University Naming Committee reviews all proposals for naming which are assigned for their review by the President of Eastern Illinois University. The University Naming Committee is composed of representatives from various constituencies at the University, including the following individuals: Chair (or designee) of Faculty Senate; Chair (or designee) of the Council for Academic Affairs; Chair (or designee) of Staff Senate; Chair (or designee) of Student Senate; and Chair (or designee) of the Council of Chairs. In addition, the committee includes two Presidential appointees. All members of the committee serve one-year terms.
The President has the ability to accept, reject or modify any recommendation made by the University Naming Committee. The President, with consultation from the President's Council, presents naming proposals to the Board of Trustees for approval. A facility is officially named or renamed only after Board of Trustees approval.