Permission is required to use Virginia Tech trademarks. 

Word marks

The university has registered the image marks above and word marks below:

  • Virginia Tech®
  • Hokies®
  • Hokie
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University®
  • Invent the Future®

The following word marks are not acceptable in referring to the university, either graphically or editorially:

  • VPI Va (or VA) Tech
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Tech University



Virginia Tech trademarks may not be used without permission from University Relations.  For brand related questions, please contact  

Vendors must be licensed with Virginia Tech through the Collegiate Licensing Company in order to produce merchandise bearing university trademarks.  For questions about becoming a licensee or how to order Virginia Tech merchandise, please contact  

Guidelines for how to use university marks on licensed products can be found in our licensing policy here.



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