Centers, Institutes, and Programs
Using the Academic Mark
The centers, institutes, and programs at Notre Dame—unlike the colleges, schools, divisions, and departments—have more flexibility in their identities.
In fact, institutes and centers, as well as time-framed programs, campaigns, and events are allowed to have their own logos.
Placing the Notre Dame mark on these communications gives them the benefit of a Notre Dame endorsement without disrupting their ability to create their own brand identity. The two should work in concert to create the most impact.
Custom Logo Creation
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Notre Dame Academic Mark
- The Notre Dame academic mark must always appear on the same plane as the center, program, or institute mark.
- Do not lock-up the center, program, or institute mark with the academic mark.
- For the academic mark, follow the size, color, and placement standards set forth on the academic mark page.
- The academic mark should never be larger than the center, program, or institute mark.
Center, Institute, or Program Mark
Placement and size of these marks should follow best practice solutions to clearly articulate your brand.
The size of the mark should be larger and more prominent than the Notre Dame academic mark.
Do not use the shield or word mark from the Notre Dame logo as part of your center, program, or institute mark.
Do not: Add “University of Notre Dame” to the center or institute mark
Do not: Use any elements from other University marks in the mark of a center or institute
Use the center or institute name as a modifier for the academic mark
Do not: Lock-up a mark for a center or institute with any of the other University marks
These examples demonstrate proper placement of the Notre Dame academic mark on center, institute, and program business materials.