As noted by the FSU committee considering renaming B.K. Roberts Hall and other campus buildings, several other colleges and universities across the nation have reexamined names on buildings that seemed appropriate at the time but in retrospect seemed problematic under modern standards--which include opinions from a more diverse group than the power structure in charge during the original selection.  These include:

 Renaming rally at Georgetown

Renaming rally at Georgetown

 Graffiti on Tillman Hall at Clemson

Graffiti on Tillman Hall at Clemson

 Saunders Hall renaming at UNC

Saunders Hall renaming at UNC

  • Clemson: Evaluating the naming of Tillman Hall (white supremacist) and other structures related to confederate and antebellum history

  • Duke: Renamed Aycock Hall (white supremacist governor) to East Residence Hall

  • Georgetown: Renamed Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall (university presidents who were slave owners) for Isaac Hawkins (former slave) and Anne Marie Becraft (founder of school for black girls in 1827)

  • Harvard: Redesigned school shield icon containing crest of the Royall family (slave owners)

  • Ol' Miss: Renamed Vardaman Hall (governor who openly advocated lynching)

  • Oregon: Decided to rename Dunn Hall (professor who was known Klansman); declined to rename Deady Hall (former federal judge who supported slavery)

  • Michigan: Evaluating the naming of the CC Little Science Building (university president who supported eugenics)

  • North Carolina: Renamed Saunder's Hall (known KKK leader and organizer)

  • Yale: Renamed Calhoun College (US Vice President who advocated slavery and white supremacy)