To help Vanderbilt University achieve a consistent image, a cohesive identity system has been developed which reflects the forward thinking yet historic character of the university and asserts to all audiences the high quality for which Vanderbilt is nationally known. This identity system was introduced in 2003.


This graphic standards Website spells out how the system is correctly used on all forms of communication, including Websites, other electronic communication vehicles, and printed publications. Unique situations such as signage and banners may require further interpretation of the guidelines.

In order for this graphic design system to be successful, everyone should abide by the standards outlined here. By following them, we reinforce the reputation of Vanderbilt as a progressive and cohesive institution.

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Message from the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs


Vanderbilt University Public Affairs Style Manual

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