CMU may also be represented by the traditional CMU Wordmark, although the Action C Combination mark is the new, preferred mark.


CMU Wordmark

Clear Space & Minimum Size

Clear Space

To maintain legibility and visual impact, our mark always must have clear space around it that is not infringed upon by text or other visual elements. Use the width of the “CE” from our wordmark as a gauge to determine if the mark has sufficient clear space surrounding it.

CMU Wordmark: Clear Space


Minimum Size

To maintain legibility, the Central Michigan University mark should never be reproduced in sizes smaller than 50 pixels wide for print (.83 in) and 80 pixels wide for web.

CMU Wordmark: Minimum Size


Color Variations


CMU Wordmark: Maroon

CMU Wordmark: White

CMU Wordmark: Maroon Background

CMU Wordmark: Black

Incorrect Use

Please avoid these common violations to ensure the mark is used consistently across all platforms.

DO NOT rearrange the mark
CMU Wordmark: Incorrect

DO NOT modify the mark. Mark must be used in it’s entirety
CMU Wordmark: Incorrect

DO NOT tilt the mark

CMU Wordmark: Incorrect

DO NOT place the mark over a competing pattern
CMU Wordmark: Incorrect

DO NOT change the color of the mark from one of the approved variations
CMU Wordmark: Incorrect

DO NOT stretch or distort the mark

CMU Wordmark: Incorrect