This policy gives guidance for the physical commemoration on the UW–Madison campus of individuals or significant events associated with the university. Per current Board of Regents policy, it is the preference of the Board to “commemorate the contributions of individuals to academic excellence through the naming or dedication of scholarships, programs, professorships, and other similar actions.” However, from time to time, the Board recognizes that there may be a desire to name or dedicate site-related facilities or portions of facilities after a person. This includes benches, tables, plazas, signs, trees, etc. Individuals or significant events that wish to be commemorated with a physical memorial must have a direct affiliation with the university (existing or prior faculty, staff, or student; research discoveries, etc.) Memorials need to reflect the campus "culture" and recognize the overall historical significance of the person or event. Memorials need to "tell the story" of the university.