Rice University logo

Use with external logosExternal-logos

Rice departments, schools and organizations,such as institutes, centers, consortia and laboratories that deal extensively with the public
or external groups often have the need to use the Rice logo in combination with an external organization’s logo or trademark. This section provides guidelines for displaying the Rice logo in a manner that protects our identity, while allowing the university to be seen as a member or participant in the desired program, event or other occasion.

Clear space and minimum size

All of the basic requirements regarding minimum size, clear space and positioning must be followed when the Rice logo will appear with an external logo or trademark. The Rice logo
must be surrounded by clear space to ensure its visibility and impact. No type or graphic element of any kind should invade this space.

  • Logo must be surrounded with a minimum clear space equal to the height of the owl in the shield.

  • The shield must be no smaller than onehalf inch in height and/or equal to or greater in height than the largest graphic element of the additional mark or marks.


When the Rice logo will appear in a grouping with one or more external logos or trademarks, it is recommended that a vertical line be used to separate the Rice logo from all other logos. This separation will avoid the possibility of confusion regarding an external or outside organization and their affiliation with the university.

If possible, position the Rice logo as either the first or last logo in an arrangement of multiple marks so that the university name is in the most visible position.