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

    OR
  •  11 X 17

LOGO EXAMPLES

   

REQUIRED STATEMENTS

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

REGULAR PUBLICATIONS (Add name & contact info for Department/RSO):

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 [Insert Department or Office Name] AT 507-389-_ _ _ _ (V), 800-627-3529 OR 711 (MRS/TTY).

REQUIRED STATEMENT - EVENTS OR ACTIVITY PUBLICATIONS (Add name & contact info for Department/RSO): 

INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT [Insert Department or Office Name] AT 507-389-_ _ _ _ (V), 800-627-3529 OR 711 (MRS/TTY) AT LEAST ____ DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE IN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES BY CALLING THE ABOVE NUMBERS.

STATEMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT:

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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: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/brand-standards/printed-materials/

logos

LOGO PLACEMENT/COLOR STANDARDS AT:

https://mankato.mnsu.edu/brand-standards/

LOGOS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT:

https://mankato.mnsu.edu/brand-standards/name-and-logos/

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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).