Report of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming
By The Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming • December 2016
The charge of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming was to articulate a set of principles that can guide Yale University in decisions about whether to remove a historical name from a building or other prominent structure or space on campus —principles that are enduring rather than specific to particular controversies. The committee reviewed the experience both at Yale and in other institutions and communities that have addressed the question of renaming. In doing so, it consulted with experts, communicated and coordinated with other universities that are addressing similar issues, and collaborated with other groups at Yale that have been charged with related work, such as the Committee on Art in Public Spaces.