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The Brand Standards house the official policies and procedures for all materials that represent the University to external audiences. Consistent use of the Brand Standards by all departments helps to strengthen the University's image, positioning and name recognition.

MSJ Centennial Materials

To commemorate the MSJ Centennial celebration, the Division of University Communications has created official Centennial materials for the Mount Community. All employees are encouraged to use these materials for the duration of our Centennial (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021).

Notes for customizing letterhead shell headers:
- Department/Division/Office names should be all-caps, Times/Times New Roman, 10pt.
- The address/info should be presented in Arial, 10pt.
- URLs/emails should be all-lowercase, and bold/italic

Mount Community, the watermark error that appeared for some users has now been resolved, and the links updated. Please contact the Creative Services Manager ( with any questions/concerns.

MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell (.docx, 24705K)
MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell, Education (.docx, 24703K)
MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell, Arts & Humanities (.docx, 24702K)
MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell, Behavioral & Natural Sciences (.docx, 24703K)
MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell, Business (.docx, 24703K)
MSJ Centennial Letterhead Shell, Health Sciences (.docx, 24702K)
MSJ Centennial Widescreen Powerpoint Template 1 (.pptx, 1850K)
MSJ Centennial Widescreen Powerpoint Template 2 (.pptx, 1286K)
MSJ Centennial Widescreen Powerpoint Template 3 (.pptx, 2484K)
MSJ Centennial Email Signature (.docx, 86K)

The link below describes how to set up your email signature with a video created by marketing. If you have any questions while creating your signature, please contact the Help Desk at 513-244-4357.

MSJ Brand Standards
Links to the university and athletic logo request forms can be found in the Creative Services web page.
To help maintain the integrity of the MSJ brand, the MSJ logo is to be the primary and prominent logo on all externally focused materials — in print, online, and with apparel and merchandise. The use of third-party logos with the MSJ logo on externally focused materials in print, online and with apparel and merchandise must be pre-approved by the Creative Services team. In these cases, brand standards still apply and the MSJ logo must be given equal or prominent placement.

The link below contains information on logo usage regarding:

  • primary and tertiary logos
  • size restrictions
  • safe area of the logo
  • use of contact information with the logo
  • samples of incorrect use of the logo
  • University colors + fonts

Graphics that represent events or programs may be incorporated as an element of the overall design/layout of materials, if the MSJ logo or word mark is also used. Use of other logos is at the discretion of Creative Services. Department names may be used under the MSJ logo on apparel, as long as directions from the brand standards is followed. Versions of the University logo have been created with each school name and schools are encouraged to use them.

By requesting, accepting and using provided official logo files on any event related materials, you agree that your event is sanctioned by the University and that all necessary Risk/Compliance approvals have been secured.

MSJ Brand Standards (.pdf, 5918K)
MSJ Style Guide

The Mount St. Joseph University Style Guide was created to promote consistency and professionalism across all university communications (print and digital, external and internal). As a general best practice, this guide follows the standards put forth in The Associated Press Stylebook, though there are also usage rules unique to the Mount. The style guide is maintained by the Division of University Communications and is updated regularly.

MSJ Writing Style Guide (.pdf, 227K)
Web Site Standards
Web Site Standards (.pdf, 265K)
Web Content Guide (.pdf, 33K)
Brand Strategy & Messaging
Brand Messaging (.pdf, 81K)
Brand Messaging Strategy (.pdf, 1784K)
The Creative Services team of the Division of University Communications oversees photography for the University. More details are provided in the Photography Standards PDF below. For questions, email
Photography Standards (.pdf, 81K)
Photographer Permission and Release Form (.docx, 20K)

This form allows the photographer or other entity who owns the rights and title to the photo to grant the use of the photograph to the Mount.

Waiver and Release Form for use of photo/video/audio and name (.pdf, 93K)
Event Photography Poster Waiver (.pdf, 37K)

This is a poster created to provide notice to guests at any event that is being recorded and photographed. In addition to making the following announcement at University sport and alumni events, it is recommended to post this notice at all practical places located at such events. 


Announcement to be read pre-game and twice more during each event: 

Mount St. Joseph University is photographing and or recording this event. By attending you understand and agree that the University may use video, audio, photographs or other recording of you from this event for advertising, trade, or other business uses in any medium or technology now known or later developed. 

You waive the right to inspect or approve any video, audio, photographs or other recording that may be used now or in the future.

You waive the right to any compensation associated with any use of video, audio, photographs, or other recording; and understand that the University is under no obligation to use any video, audio, photograph, or other recording.

By attending you release the University; its owners, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, subcontractors, and any other authorized person or entity; from any claims arising from use of any video, audio, photograph, or other recording.


Thank you.


Campus Map & Directions
Campus Map and Directions Flyer (.pdf, 2832K)
Stationery, Business Cards and Name Badges
Request form for: Name Badges
For stationery and/or business cards, use the new online ordering system to place all orders. Follow the detailed directions in the PDF below. First-time users to the website will need to create a log-in with your Mount email and a unique password.
NOTE: departments are responsible for all stationery and business card orders. The orderer will be invoiced directly. Ordering Instructions (.pdf, 435K)

Instructions on ordering stationery and business cards

Policies for Stationery, Business Cards and Name Badges.pdf (.pdf, 82K)
Athletic apparel and NCAA Division III apparel guidelines below.
To order Lands' End items with the University logo embroidered, please follow the instructions below.
Athletic Apparel and NCAA Division III Guidelines (.pdf, 43K)
Land's End Ordering Guide (.pdf, 2201K)
MSJ Powerpoint Templates
MSJ Widescreen Powerpoint Template 1 (.zip, 94K)
MSJ Widescreen Powerpoint Template 2 (.zip, 91K)
MSJ Widescreen Powerpoint Template 3 (.zip, 84K)
MSJ Widescreen Powerpoint Template 4 (.zip, 1005K)
MSJ Widescreen Powerpoint Template 5 (.zip, 513K)
MSJ Standard Powerpoint Template 1 (.zip, 92K)
MSJ Standard Powerpoint Template 2 (.zip, 89K)
MSJ Standard Powerpoint Template 3 (.zip, 87K)
MSJ Standard Powerpoint Template 4 (.zip, 1018K)
MSJ Standard Powerpoint Template 5 (.zip, 511K)
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