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Union University Dept of Language

Union University Logos
Academic Seal Standards

In an age of limited technology, wax seals were used to authenticate important messages. The academic seal continues to provide that level of authentication for Union University's most important documents. It is not displayed alongside any other university logo. It officially represents the Board of Trustees and its use is mandatory on degrees, catalogues, official communications and other important documents. The Board of Trustees approved this version in 2007, which replaces all earlier designs. The seal does not appear on products or clothing. Rare exceptions to this rule must be approved in writing by senior leadership.


Union University has established standards for a clear space around logos. This area of isolation, based on the width of the middle circle allows the logo to command visual attention. No typography or design elements may be placed within this area.


The seal should only be used in neutral and metallic tones: black, white, grey, gold, silver.

On Dark Backgrounds

Use the "reverse" or "white" version of the Union seal on dark backgrounds. Grey and metallic gold or silver are also permitted.

Do not use outlines of the shapes and fonts.

Improper Usage

Do not alter dimensions or proportions.

Do not make alterations to the words or reset typography.

Do not put the seal in a visually competitive shape.

Do not change the color of seal or type.