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 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

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

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.

75th Anniversary Logo

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Nicholls State University, this commemorative logo will be used in conjunction with official university events from August 2023 through May 2024. To obtain the University Seal, please contact the Office of Printing and Design Services for assistance.

 

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.

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