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Development Brand Guide

Development Brand Guide, Clemson University, Clemson South CarolinaIn order to protect use of the name “Clemson University,” the wordmark, the seal and University tiger designed in 1995, the academic logo designed in 2009, and other official subordinate graphic symbols, the Clemson University Board of Trustees has determined that the name “Clemson University,” the word “Clemson” used in the context of Clemson University, the University seal, the University tiger, the Academic logo, and other authorized symbols shall not be used for any noncommercial official, quasi-official, promotional or similar purpose by any organization, group or activity without the express approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Further, to ensure consistency in representation of the Clemson Brand, non-authorized logos, wordmarks or symbols may not be used to represent Clemson University or any of its colleges, schools, divisions, departments, programs or offices without the express approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Lastly, University units using Clemson University funds to produce publications or other communications materials must include approved Clemson branding. The Board delegates to the administration the responsibility for implementation of this policy, including authority to develop and publish guidelines for appropriate use of Clemson University’s name, symbols and logos, with approval of the Administrative Council, with the proviso that the final academic logo design will be approved by the Institutional Advancement Committee. In these cases, “the administration” refers to the Office of Creative Services of the Division of Advancement. 

In keeping with existing procedures, responsibility for monitoring use of symbols created in the Athletic Department will be delegated to the Athletic Department. 

Adopted by the Clemson University Board of Trustees on February 12, 2009. Academic logo approved on April 17, 2009.