CSU Posters: Guidelines and Information

Poster Checklist

Info that must be included:

  • Date, Time & Location
  • Name of the sponsoring RSO or Department
  • Contact information for the group or event
  • Two Required Logos
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • Minnesota State System
  • Follow Logo Placement & Color Standards
  • One Required Statement with added info

Preferred Poster Size

  • 8.5 x 11
  • 11 x 17

Logo Examples

Minnesota State University, Mankato horizontal logo

Minnesota State logo

Minnesota State University, Mankato vertical logo

Required Statements

By law, one of the following Required Statements must appear on all publications.

FOR PRINTED MATERIALS THAT AREN'T FOR EVENTS

A member of the Minnesota State system and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825, (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY).  

FOR PRINTED MATERIALS THAT ARE FOR EVENTS

A member of the Minnesota State system and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University. Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825, (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). Appropriate advanced notification required for the event. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the above numbers.

Statements Can Be Downloaded At:

QR code for downloading the required statements for publications

Formatting Required Statements:

  • The type size must be no less than 6 point.
  • The type must be set in Futura or Arial, regular or bold only (no light versions).
  • Use 100 percent solid color in high contrast to any background color present; do not use screens or a percentage of a color. Avoid low contrast colors like black on purple or white on gold.
  • Add the name of the Department/RSO and a contact number to the statement.
  • More info at printed materials.

Logos

Poster Approval and Display

  • All posters for display on CSU Bulletin Boards and Academic Building Bulletin Boards must be approved and stamped in the CSU Administration office (CSU220).
  • Posters approved for the CSU Bulletin Boards may only be posted by CSU Staff - 7 CSU Bulletin Boards.
  • Posters approved for Academic Boards will be posted by the RSO or Department - 87 Academic Bulletin Boards.
  • Posters approved for the CSU will be posted by staff approximately a week before the event, subject to space constraints.
  • The CSU shall not be held responsible or accountable for the theft or vandalism of any materials displayed.
  • Unapproved posters and posters outside of designated areas in the CSU will be removed and discarded.
  • All materials to be posted or displayed on the CSU Boards or General Use Boards in academic buildings should be academically related and sponsored by a Department or a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).