Policies & Procedures

When to use the UHS brand

UH System branding is used to represent the UH System, especially by the Board of Regent’s Office, UH System Chancellor’s office, any other departments or offices that officially serve the UH system and dual offices and individual titles. For more information, link to 1B above.

Ad Approval

All advertising and communication pieces branded with UH System branding are subject to the Ad Approval process and should be submitted for review and approval before being finalized. Please visit the Ad Approval section of the UH Graphic Standards to learn more about the Ad Approval.

Logo Licensing

The University of Houston and University of Houston System partner with the Licensing Resource Group (LRG) to ensure that all names and trademarks (including any logos, symbol, nickname, abbreviation, mascot and slogan that are associated with the UH System) are used in an appropriate manner. Any business or individual that would like to sell a product using the UH System’s name or trademarks will need a license. Visit UH FAQ to learn more about LRG and Licensing.

Image and Signature of Chancellor/President

Any time that the image, likeness, or signature of the University of Houston System Chancellor and University of Houston President is used in any printed (brochure, magazine advertisement, poster, etc.) or electronic (e-mail, web ad, etc.) promotional piece, the final mock-up of that piece must be approved by the Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communication or his/her designee. Please visit the UH Graphic standards to learn more.

Older UH System Logos

After many years of University of Houston System history, there is an abundance of older logos from past versions of the UH System brand and the branding campaigns of its constituent universities and teaching centers. Although past logos and other symbols are treasured reminders of our rich heritage, they should not be used any longer. As legally protected marks, older UH System logos should not be manipulated, modified or appended in any way. They may NOT be placed next to or combined with any other text, image, UH Logo or any other organization’s logo.

It is important to only use the current UH brand and approved logos so we can continue to build a unified brand for the University and solidify its image as a Tier One university. Please contact adapproval@uh.edu with information about your project and why it may be an exceptional use of an older logo.

Here are just a few examples of old logos that are no longer available for use or supported. This is not an exhaustive list.