University of Southern California

USC Identity Guidelines

Email Signatures

Below are examples of the approved email signatures for USC central administrative units as well as academic units and departments. The type spec is Times New Roman, Regular, 11 point. Highlighted elements of these signatures should be set in cardinal or red, while the rest of the signature should be set in black.

USC faculty, staff, and departments should use text rather than images for email signatures. Images in email signatures may be flagged as spam, preventing them from being received. Images in emails also won’t be seen by all recipients (for example, some webmail systems hide images by default, and people with slow internet connections may turn off images).

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