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Brand architecture

The Brand Architecture is the basis for determining how communication elements are applied to all branded products, such as letterhead, publications, advertising, website pages and other communications.

Building the Brand Architecture involves assessing how closely each UWL unit is associated with the university's main identity, also known as the Core Brand Name. Then it is assigned it to a category with specifications for using the various identity elements.

The categories provide flexibility in managing the brand by allowing for alternate uses, where appropriate, to better promote the university's diverse constituents.

UWL round logo logo wordmark logo seal

Core brands

Admissions office Provost's Office Student Affairs
logo Admissions office logo Provost's office logo Student Affairs

Brand extensions

Office of 
International Education
Murphy Library Continuing Education 
and Extension
Undergraduate
Research
Residence Life McNair Scholars
logo Office of International Education logo Murphy Library logo Continuing Education and Extension logo Undergraduate Research logo Residence Life logo McNair Scholars

Sub-brands

MEPD Eagle Athletics Rec Sports
logo MEPD logo Eagle Athletics logo REC Sports

Independent brands

MVAC Alumni Association UWL Foundation
logo MVAC logo Alumni Association logo UWL Foundation

There are four categories. Each providing an incrementally derivative association with the Core Brand:

  • Core Brand
  • Brand Extensions
  • Sub-Brands
  • Independent Brands
  • Some of the criteria for placing UWL units within the brand architecture include whether:

    • the mission of this group is part of the mission of the university or directly supports the mission of the university

    • the primary audience(s) for the group is one or more of the core university audiences

The architecture was developed by the office of University Communications and approved by the branding committee and the university chancellor.