As communicators on the Forty Acres we are gatekeepers of UT’s visual identity. It is vital that we project a single and clear image that consistently positions the university as the leading public research university in the nation.
The University of Texas at Austin primary signature is the main mark by which we are recognized and should appear on all university communications. The primary signature has been specially drawn and spaced; do not redraw, change, stack or reposition it.
The academic identity system was created to be flexible and extensible so that Colleges, Schools, Units, Progams and Offices within these entities could work within the system. Logos for College, School, Units (CSUs) should follow a standardized and consistent visual hierarchy. This recommended signature supports The University of Texas at Austin’s brand while providing a clear and strong unit or group identifier.
Logos for VP Units, also referred to as logo signatures, should follow a standardized and consistent visual hierarchy. This recommended signature supports The University of Texas at Austin’s brand while providing a clear and strong unit or group identifier.
The fonts “GT Sectra” and “Benton Sans” have been carefully selected to best represent the voice of the university. The typographic identity is visible across many applications, including print, electronic and environmental displays.
Burnt orange and white are the official colors and the primary palette we use to represent The University of Texas as Austin. The distinctive burnt orange color plays a major role in establishing our identity and should be implemented consistently in all print communications such as business cards, letterhead and presentations, as well as a broad range of marketing materials.
The tagline has been specially drawn and spaced; do not redraw or change it. The words included in the tagline, including their order, also must not be changed.
The university seal is reserved for specific uses, including business cards, stationery and communications from the president, and may be printed only in certain colors.
As one of the most widely recognized university symbols in the world, the Longhorn Silhouette and its use are strictly regulated.
The iconic Tower is a symbol of our academic excellence. These guidelines ensure it is depicted tastefully and respectfully.
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) will work with the campus community and campus administration on wayfinding projects. The purpose of these is to provide consistent and clear guidelines for all types of signage while following UT brand standards. You are encouraged to contact the CPFM office with questions on new projects.
Photography and video have proven themselves to be among the most useful and engaging tools a communicator or marketer can use. Our choice of images can and should support our verbal branding messages.
The University of Texas at Austin uses three main emblems as part of its visual identity for academic use: the stacked wordmark, the horizontal wordmark and the university seal. There are also three athletic emblems: the Longhorn silhoeutte, Block T and interlocking UT.
UT's marks have gone through several iterations in the life of the university.
The following spirit logos/marks are retired and no longer distributed for general use.