The Buildings and Grounds Committee, appointed by the Chancellor, is charged with advising on “…the placement and design of signs, plaques or letters to go on any physical facility on the campus, and of permanent signs and markers to go on the grounds.” While the Committee has considered at least one comprehensive signage proposal they have tended to work on a case-by-case basis.

Facilities Services is responsible for the erection and maintenance of signage on campus. The UNC-CH Business Manual describes this responsibility as follows:

  • Signs and Markers
    Facilities Services, in cooperation with local public officials, provides for the erection and maintenance of signs or other appropriate markers on the highways leading into Chapel Hill to indicate the location of the University. On-campus signs are erected and maintained in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety.
  • Sign Design
    Signs used on campus to identify buildings, provide information, and/or provide directions must conform to the design adopted as the official University Campus Sign Design, as approved by the University Building and Grounds Committee.
  • Flow of Traffic
    Facilities Services, in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety, will provide and maintain attractive, properly marked approaches to the campus, as well as signs and other markers throughout the campus, to facilitate the movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.