Guidelines

Our call to
Greatness

One of KU’s most beloved and recognizable traditions is the Rock Chalk Chant. That unforgettable call inspires and infuses our brand platform, Our Chant Rises.

The platform keeps familiar elements — the Jayhawk, the signature, and the colors crimson and blue — while taking the brand in new directions.

Our Chant Rises
 

The following guidelines will help you successfully put Our Chant Rises into practice.

Tip: Use the tagline as a guide. Each word represents ideas to keep in mind while creating branded work: “Our” stands for community and inclusivity; “Chant,” energy and tradition; and “Rises,” excellence and greatness.

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Color

Color palettes

Primary and new secondary colors — and how to use them

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Graphic Elements

Graphic elements

Our Chant Rises trajectory, other new brand design elements

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Jayhawks

Jayhawks

How to use the Jayhawk, the Jayhawk head, historic Jayhawks

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Tagline

Our Chant Rises

How and when to use the Our Chant Rises mark

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Photo

Photos

Choosing photos, where to get them, photo treatments

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Logos and Signatures

Signatures and logo

Rules and guidelines for the KU logo and signatures

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Social

Social guide

KU hashtags and how to use the university social calendar

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Typography

Typography

Brand typefaces and philosophy

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Seal

University seal

When you can use the KU seal

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Video

Video

How to translate the brand into your video

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Web

Web guide

How to reflect the new brand look and feel on your existing website

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Writing Guidelines

Writing guide

Getting the right brand voice and tone

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