Logo sizing


The size requirements above allow for accurate reproduction of the intricate shield symbol detail. Exceptions to the maximum size include banners, displays, and posters, or external usage.

Logo proportions


Maintain the exact spatial relationship shown above when scaling the logo electronically.

Protected area

Protected area

Keep a protected area, equivalent to one-tenth of the width of the logo, around all versions of the logo.

The protected area also precludes the addition of any additional type, graphics, or images in such a way that the effect is to create a distinct combined logo.

Approval required

External use

Requests to use the university logo for presentations, websites, or other communications are granted for one-time use on a case-by-case basis. Please use the Logo Request Form.

Logos may be used by external organizations to express the role of Virginia Tech as a partner or an affiliation. Careful consideration is given to avoid the appearance of endorsement. In all instances, the appropriate ® or ™ designation must be included. If permission is granted, all communications displaying the Virginia Tech logo shall state, “Logo used with permission from Virginia Tech” and shall adhere to the identity standards and requirements set forth in this manual.

File types

Use only officially prepared logos available for download. No other typefaces or combinations of typefaces are permitted in these two primary logos.

  • For logos in print materials, use an AI (Illustrator), EPS, TIFF, or PDF file type.
  • For logos used on a screen or online, use a JPEG, PNG, or GIF file type.
  • If you need a logo with a transparent background, use the AI, EPS, or PNG file type.
  • For keeping a version that you can edit, choose your software’s native file format (AI or EPS for Adobe Illustrator, PSD for Photoshop, etc.).