NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY BRANDING

The Nicholls State University Branding Guide is the key to establishing a strong identity, creating brand value and making the right impression. This guide was created to help faculty, staff and partners incorporate Nicholls logos, colors and design elements into all marketing and communications efforts across the campus.

LOGO USAGE

The university’s name and all university logos are owned by Nicholls State University and protected through trademark licensing. Nicholls logos can be downloaded from the pages on the left; however, they should not be altered or modified in any manner. Please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for prior approval before printing any publication, banner, T-shirt, etc. that uses a Nicholls logo.

Office of University Printing and Design Services
Bruno Ruggiero, Director, Ext. 4262

ADVERTISING

To ensure branding and style consistency, all Nicholls advertising should be coordinated with the Office of University Marketing and Communications. This includes all forms of paid and free advertising, such as print, broadcast, web and social media, billboards, direct mail, etc. The marketing office also handles any requests by outside companies to use the Nicholls State University name and/or logo.

Office of University Marketing and Communications
Jerad David, Director, Ext. 4303

UNIVERSITY LOGOS

The university’s name and all university logos are owned by Nicholls State University and protected through trademark licensing. Nicholls logos can be downloaded below; however, they should not be altered or modified in any manner. Please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for prior approval before printing any publication, banner, T-shirt, etc. that uses a Nicholls logo.

For high resolution logos, vector logos or other file types please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services.

 

N with Sword Logo

The N with Sword Logo is the most visibly recognizable mark of Nicholls State University. Originally conceived as an athletics mark, the N with Sword Logo may now be used by all university units.

N with Sword Logo featuring the university name


N with Sword Logo – no name


Two-color N with Sword Logo

 


One-color N with Sword Logo

 

Spirit Logos are primarily used by athletics and can also be used on Nicholls promotional items. Spirit logos can be downloaded below; however, they should not be altered or modified in any manner. Please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for prior approval before printing any publication, banner, T-shirt, etc. that uses a Nicholls logo.

 

N with Nicholls Bar Logo

The N with Nicholls Bar is considered of the university’s primary marks and can be used by all university units as an alternative to the N with the Sword Logo. The N with Nicholls Bar Logo can be customized to also include the names of specific offices or departments underneath the logo. Please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

 

Two-color N with Nicholls Bar Logo

 

 

One-color N with Nicholls Bar Logo

 

Word Mark

The word mark builds awareness of the university in the academic community and beyond. It is best for more formal uses. The word mark can be customized to also include the names of specific offices, departments, etc. Please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

Nicholls Word Mark

 

 

University Seal

Use of the University Seal is limited to official documents such as diplomas, certificates and commencement programs. To obtain the University Seal, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

 

 

 

Nicholls Alumni Logo

Use of the Nicholls Alumni Logo is limited to the Nicholls State University Office of Alumni Affairs and Nicholls Alumni Federation. To obtain the Nicholls Alumni Logo, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

 

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Logo

Use of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Logo is limited to the culinary institute. To obtain the Chef John Folse Culinary Logo, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

 

 

Nicholls Foundation Logo

Use of the Nicholls Foundation Logo is limited to official university fundraising and development initiatives. To obtain the Nicholls Foundation Logo, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY COLORS

In establishing and strengthening the Nicholls brand, consistent color is crucial. The official colors for Nicholls are red and gray. The Pantone Matching System can be used for color specifications. Nicholls logos should only be reproduced on official colors, black or white. For assistance regarding Nicholls colors, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services.

UNIVERSITY NAME USAGE

For consistency, please refer to the university as:

  • Nicholls State University: on first reference
  • Nicholls: on subsequent references

Please DO NOT refer to Nicholls State University as:

  • NSU
  • Nicholls State

For questions or clarifications, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications – jerad.david@nicholls.edu.

MERCHANDISE AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

The Office of University Marketing and Communication works with Learfield Licensing Partners to manage the commercial use of Nicholls State University’s name, logos and marks on apparel, other merchandise and promotional items. The university name and logos are trademarked and are the exclusive property of Nicholls State University. Licenses must be obtained for the use of any Nicholls trademark or image used on any products that are sold to the general public or to campus departments and organizations. Campus offices, departments and organizations that wish to order T-shirts, giveaway items, etc. with the Nicholls logo must make their purchase through a licensed vendor.

Find a Vendor that Manufactures Licensed Nicholls Products for Resale or Promotional Use
Only official licensed vendors can use the Nicholls brand to produce apparel, promotional items or other materials for sale or distribution. To find a licensed vendor, search for “Nicholls” using the Learfield Vendor List Search. Please contact Jerad David at Ext. 4303 in the Office of Marketing and Communications if you’re looking for a product or vendor that you can’t find.

Apply for a License to Produce Nicholls Products
Learfield offers internal usage, in-state/local and standard licenses. Download the license application for more details. Please contact Jerad David at Ext. 4303 in the Office of Marketing and Communications for any assistance needed.

Shop for Nicholls Merchandise
Buying merchandise from a licensed manufacturer ensures that you are purchasing authentic, university-approved gear. This helps Nicholls maintain a consistent brand, and each purchase of officially licensed merchandise contributes money back to the university in the form of royalties. View the list of stores carrying Nicholls products.

Carry Nicholls Merchandise in Your Store
Please contact Jerad David at Ext. 4303 in the Office of Marketing and Communications to discuss how your retail outlet can help support Nicholls by carrying officially licensed products.