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The West Virginia University identity represents us at the most basic — and simultaneously critical — levels. It is a signature, a stamp of quality and a symbol of pride for all Mountaineers — past, present and future — to rally around. By following a few simple guidelines, we can ensure it remains consistent and unmistakably WVU.

Primary Color Palette

Instantly recognizable as West Virginia University, our core colors should dominate all communications.

PMS 124 C
CMYK0, 30, 100, 5
RGB234, 170, 0
PMS 295 C
CMYK 100, 69, 8, 54
RGB0, 40, 85

Primary Alumni Wordmark

The primary Alumni wordmark consists of two elements, the Flying WV logo mark and the Alumni signature. It should be used in most instances for non-specific chapter use.

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Clear Space

Maintaining ample clear space around the wordmark ensures that it remains legible and doesn’t get lost within the composition. Try to keep a proportional amount of clear space, as shown, when using logos and marks.

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Use the width of the capital “W” as a measuring tool for proper clearance.

Alumni Chapter Lockup

Chapter lockups should be used for chapter-specific communications (business cards, letterhead, signage, etc.).

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Because our marks appear across an endless range of communications, we need to maintainer a visual standard of how they appear. Do not alter or change any visual elements of any official WVU marks. This includes stretching and skewing without keeping the original design's proportions. Also, using unofficial colors or color-combinations and adding shadows or other visual effects is not allowed. And remember to keep marks as large and legible as necessary to be easily read. Adhering to these simple rules will continue to ensure that our logotype is recognizable to all audiences.

Alumni Chapter Spirit Mark

Chapter-specific "spirit marks" and "mini-spirit marks" may be used on signage and product as an alternative to the chapter lockup.

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Spirit Mark
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Spirit Mark Mini

When using mini-spirit marks the chapter name needs to be included.

Registration for Product

Be sure to use the proper trademark designation on your "spirt marks" on all product. The ® should be used alongside "WVU" or "West Virginia University."

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Wordmark Color Combinations

Two Color logo
Two-color lockup
One Color logo
One-color lockup
Two Color logo on blue background
Two-color lockup on dark background
One Color logo on gold background
One-color lockup on gold background
Two color logo on light background
Two-color lockup on light background
One Color logo on light background
One-color lockup on light background

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