Colleges Are Selling Bathroom Stall Naming Rights

<p>"For $2,000, a Dixie State College of Utah donor could have been the namesake of a porcelain castle complete with a locking door, a generous supply of off-brand toilet paper and an occasional copy of yesterday’s sports section.</p>

<p>In a brazen effort to raise funds, Dixie State offered naming rights to individual bathroom stalls in a musical theater company’s planned building. The college wanted to help the troupe, which had moved on campus after being evicted from its previous stage, raise money for a new home somewhere else.</p>

<p>The St. George Musical Theater is now out of business, apparently having come up a few urinals short of its fund-raising goal. Also gone is the Web page announcing the lavatory sponsorships, which college officials edited Friday after being alerted to its existence by a reporter.</p>

<p>Laugh if you want, but Dixie State isn’t the first cash-hungry college to seek money for bathrooms.</p>

<p>As first reported by Above the Law, Harvard Law School recently opened the Falik Men’s Room. Like tuition, bathrooms seem to cost more in Cambridge. William Falik told Above the Law he received the honor – if you want to call it that – after donating $100,000 to his alma mater to create a public interest fellowship in his father's honor. Falik didn’t return messages from Inside Higher Ed seeking comment, but his office voicemail confirmed that his surname is pronounced exactly as it’s spelled. With a gift of that size, Harvard Law's dean for development and alumni relations Steven Oliveira said he was happy to play along with Falik's wishes. ..."</p>

<p>Stand up (or sit down) for your alma mater!</p>

<p>Colleges</a> sell naming rights to bathrooms | Inside Higher Ed</p>