The university shield is the primary identifier of the University of Southern California. It should be used in the most primary applications and expressions of the identity, as a stand-alone graphic element or in conjunction with the primary wordmark and/or monogram. The university shield exists as the center of the official USC seal and has been updated to meet today’s standards for print and digital applications. In limited applications in which the shield is used as a stand-alone graphic element, it may be cropped. Do not alter or attempt to recreate these elements in any way. Always use approved artwork.
This version of the shield has been drawn to include more detail and should be used in applications in which this detail can be best represented. No maximum usage restriction. Minimum usage is 1 inch wide.
This version of the shield has been drawn to include less detail so that it reproduces well at small sizes and in digital media. Maximum usage is 1 inch wide. Minimum usage is 0.25 inch wide.
All members of the USC family are welcome to explore the USC Graphic Identity Program.
Only USC faculty and staff (including student staff) with a USC-provided email account may download assets. The use of those assets is restricted to official university business in accordance with brand guidelines. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
How-to download our assets:
• Click to download the asset.
• You will be prompted to sign in to continue to Google Drive.
• Enter your USC email account (@usc.edu).
• You will then be prompted to login with your USC NetID (username) and password on USC Shibboleth.