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The Ball State Brand

Ball State’s rich, compelling story deserves to be presented accurately, consistently, and professionally. As a community, we must actively and intentionally share and promote our story, and safeguard our name and image—this is all part of strategic brand building.

Brand Elements

To maintain a cohesive and recognizable brand, Ball State uses specific messaging, fonts, colors, and writings styles along with the University logo.

 Guidelines

When using Ball State brand elements, you are required to do so in accordance with the Ball State Brand Style Guide (PDF) and the Marketing and Communications Guidelines.

Messaging
Messaging

Our central and supporting messages are key in backing Ball State's "We Fly" commitment.

Logos

Request permission to use and download the University's logos.

Colors

Learn how to use "Cardinal Red" with Ball State's other brand colors.

Fonts
Fonts

Consistent font usage creates a seamless experience across all University communications. See what fonts to use and how to get them.

Writing Styles
Writing Styles

View a breakdown of writing guidelines, styles, and preferences the University follows.

Downloads
Downloads

Download from a branded collection of Ball State assets including PowerPoint templates, social media avatars, and more.

Accessible Communications

Ball State is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we want all University communications to reflect those values. Find resources for maintaining accessible communications for everyone, including those with disabilities and non-native English speakers.

Additional Resources

Learn about licensing, event materials, and more with the additional resources below.

Trademarks & Licensing
Trademarks & Licensing

Learn how to request a license to use Ball State University and its affiliates' brand marks.

Event Materials
Event Materials

See what event decorations and materials are available and how to request them.

Print Policy
Print Policy

Read the University print policy, find answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

We're Here to Help

Can't find what you're looking for? Got questions? We're here to help!

Marketing and Communications

West Quad, Room 304
Muncie, Indiana 47306

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern
(After-hours calls will be directed to an on-call staff person.)

765-285-1560

765-285-5442