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Rules for Using the University Seal

  1. University of Missouri administrative offices will use the university seal. Whenever possible, campuses should use the campus symbol approved by the chancellor.
  2. Use of the seal is restricted to publications, letterhead, business cards and licensed uses, as described in these guidelines. The seal is not to be used on official documents, such as certificates or diplomas issued by a body other than the board. This is because in addition to being the university symbol, the seal is the curators’ legal mark, and only the curators are authorized to place its imprint on official documents.
  3. The seal may not be adapted in any way. This rules out changing the seal’s colors, reversing type on the seal, and using the seal in combination with other graphic elements. If the seal is used, it is to be used by itself. The seal may be printed in another color for instance, gold for design purposes on printed materials other than stationery or business cards. The seal may also be used as a reverse image, or as a combination of the negative and the positive image on material other than stationery or business cards.
  4. The seal is the property of The Curators of the University of Missouri. The seal may only be used as specified in these guidelines and may not be used as a means of private or personal identification.
  5. The seal may be used on webpages only by the offices of UM System, the campuses and Extension. In most instances, the logo authorized by the appropriate campus will be used.

Reviewed 2013-04-24.