UNLV owns and controls the words, phrases, insignias, and designs that have come to represent the University to the public. As outlined in the RSO definition, “a Registered Student Organization is not an agent, representative, or employee of UNLV. You are not permitted to act as an extension of UNLV.” In accordance with this definition, RSOs are not permitted to use the University’s licensed marks and logos. All uses of the University marks by Non-University entities (such as RSOs) require prior approval, even if the proposed uses do not involve the sale of a product.
If an RSO wants to request approval to use the University’s marks or logos they must contact the UNLV Trademarks and Licensing department. If permission is granted, marks and logos may not be modified and must be used in accordance with UNLV graphic standards guidelines.
No merchandise or use of UNLV logos and trademarks will be approved when used in conjunction with or making reference to:
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Alcohol, alcohol consumption, and/or abuse
- Tobacco products and usage
- Sexual conduct, imagery, or inferences
- Profanity or inappropriate insensitive language
- Firearms or weapons
- Political and religious endorsements
- Any other merchandise or use of UNLV logos and trademarks judged by the UNLV Licensing Program to be inappropriate, unacceptable, or inconsistent with standard licensing practices of UNLV
To obtain more information about these guidelines, student organizations may contact the UNLV Trademarks and Licensing department at 702-895-0294 or online.