University Seal

University Seal

The official seal of CSUDH signifies the academic character, history, and mission of the university. It is appropriately used in support of official CSUDH policies, decisions, ceremonies, or other formal actions of the university as an academic institution. In order to maintain its integrity and effectiveness, the seal should not be used for relatively informal or routine materials, or for materials not directly related to academic purposes. The university seal is used primarily as a signal of authentication. Within a publication, it will typically appear on the inside front or inside back cover, or on the first or last page—whichever is appropriate.

A graphic representation of the seal is appropriate on such printed materials as the following:

  • Ceremonial documents, such as awards, certificates, diplomas, and proclamations
  • Commemorative display items created for limited distribution, of high quality, and for a specific purpose
  • Formal stationery
  • Formal invitations and notecards
  • Legal documents
  • Financial documents, such as the official university budget, checks, and other financial papers, where it is essentially a mark of guarantee
  • CSUDH policy manuals

University Seal Color 

csudh seal in graycsudh seal in burgundycsudh seal in white on a dark backgroundcsudh seal in gold

CSUDH Branding Color Gray at 40%

GRAY
Pantone Cool Gray 9 C
or black at 75%

Can also be used as
other % of black values
or opacity for watermarks

CSUDH Branding Color Burgundy

BURGUNDY
Pantone 209 C

Print
P 66-16 C
C=0, M=100, Y=41, K=58

CSUDH Branding Color White

WHITE
The seal should be
white when used on a
dark background.

C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=0

CSUDH Seal Color swatch gold

GOLD
Pantone 871 C (metallic)

Print
P 12-16 C
C=0, M=20, Y=74, K=37


University Seal Misuse

university seal misuse. Do not rearrange the elements.

DO NOT rearrange the
elements

university seal misuse. Do not outline the seal.

DO NOT use outline

university seal misuse. Do not use gradients, overlays, or other color effects.

DO NOT use gradients,
overlays, or other color
effects

university seal misuse. Do not crop the elements.

DO NOT crop the logo

university seal misuse. Do not use seal or emblem as a part of text.

DO NOT use seal or
emblem as a part of text

university seal misuse. Do not stretch, condense, distort, skew, bend or rotate.

DO NOT stretch, condense,
distort, skew, bend, or 
rotate

university seal misuse. Do not change or add colors.

DO NOT change or add
colors

university seal misuse. Do not apply drop shadows or other visual effects.

DO NOT apply drop
shadows or other visual
effects

university seal misuse. Do not place over complex photos, textures or unapproved colors.

DO NOT place over
complex photos, textures, or unapproved colors


University Seal Symbolism
University Seal Symbolism. Lamp of learning, waves from 1977 logo, 1960 our founding year, Vox Vertas Vita - speak the truth


Permission to Use University Seal

Please contact University Communications and Public Affairs to review usage of the university seal or to obtain logo files.