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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

University Logos and Mascots

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University Logos and Mascots

The University's logo can be downloaded in various permitted formats. The full and horizontal logos must be used without distortion of any kind and without screening or patterning. The Trajan font is reserved exclusively for the University's logos.

Please note: both the two-color versions of the full logo and the flame logo must only appear over a background of white. The logos with the gold gradient in the flame are not intended for printing on a background of any color or pattern and may only be used on a solid white background.

They can be used in these versions:

two-color version of purple (PMS 269) and gold (PMS 109)
one-color version of purple (PMS 269) or black
one-color version of gold (PMS 109) on purple (PMS 269)

The flame can be used as a stand-alone graphic element in a variety of ways, as long as the full or horizontal logo or the full University name is used on the cover or front page. The flame can be screened, but it must not be proportionally distorted in any way. For advice on using the flame as a graphic element, contact the Graphics Team in Printing & Photocopying Services.

Protected Area

When using the full logo or the flame logo, it is important that the area surrounding the logo remain free of type or imagery, so that nothing competes with the logo for the viewer's attention. In order to ensure this, the entire logo should not appear closer than half the height of the flame icon to the edge of the paper or to any other typography or artwork as shown in the example below.


full logo protected area flame protected area

Secondary Logos

Secondary logos must be designed in consultation with the Graphics Team in Printing & Photocopying Services.

Units of the University should use a well-designed wordmark, using just the unit's name. Secondary logos with graphical symbols can fracture the marketing message by distracting the reader or viewer from remembering your name.

If the secondary logo is used in color, it must contain the University's purple somewhere and should preferably contain both our purple and gold.

If the secondary logo does not contain the University's full name, the University's full name or full logo must appear somewhere on the same cover or front side of a publication.

University SealUniversity Seal

The University seal appears on Presidential communications, diplomas, academic certificates and other legal documents or products. Use of the seal should be approved in advance through Media Relations in the Office of Integrated Marketing at 507-389-6838 or


When the University is represented in a collaboration, the graphic standards for our name and logo must be observed. When we are the lead in the partnership, the design should reflect that through logo and typeface size and placement.

Mascots or Characters

Stomper is the University’s only official mascot. No other mascot or graphical character may be used to represent a program or University entity. A graphic character, such as a stick figure, animal or cartoon image, becomes a mascot when it is used repetitively over any period of time for marketing related to the University or to represent a program.

In addition to the approved graphical versions of Stomper, you can contact Content Marketing at 389-6981 for use of existing or customized photographic images of the 3-D Stomper mascot.