Why Our Logo Matters

Our logo is the flag we fly over all the exceptional work we do. This guide will help you use the logo correctly and consistently so that your unit both enjoys and contributes to the excellent reputation of University of Utah Health.

When you use the logo—fly the flag as it were—you instantly establish familiarity and credibility with your audience. You evoke the positive attributes that distinguish us.

What are these attributes?

Market research tells us that our patients and the public recognize us as health and science’s best and brightest, collaborating to provide leading edge treatments, train tomorrow’s specialists and expand man’s understanding of health and disease. They know us for our deep and broad health care expertise.

Engage your audience’s high regard for University of Utah Health. Use the logo in all your communications.

Use the full logo always. Use of the "U helix" by itself is restricted. The logo should be applied in solid University red. Where necessary, you may use the logo in 90% black or solid white.

Clear Space

Do not congest the logo. Give it ample room to breathe—more than what is shown adjacent. In digital interfaces and other small-space contexts, content and service lines must be at least two serif heights away from the logo. Never place the logo on the edge of a margin or perimeter. Use a minimum of at least one serif height.

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Logo System

University of Utah Health shares a common visual identity—our master-brand. As an integrated academic health system, we must demonstrate lifelong partnership to our audiences, no matter where or how they interact with us.

Additional logos reinforce the master-brand, yet suit the unique needs of the schools and colleges, the library, and U of U Health Plans.

Collegiate logos are used for non-clinical communications. This is important for student recruitment and for reaching alumni and donors who may work for competitors, yet have affinity for their alma mater.

Health Plans is a separate non-profit entity of the university that provides insurance for businesses who are seeking coverage for their employees.

All brand standards apply to the schools and colleges, the library, and Health Plans. When two or more of these entities are doing joint communications, they should roll up to the masterbrand to reinforce that we are one system. Requests for approval or use of these logos can be sent to brand@hsc.utah.edu.

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Service Lines

Services, clinics, labs, departments, and programs do not have unique logos. Rather, your service line is identified outside of the logo field to provide greater versatility and prominence. Effective communications will leave your audience with a clear understanding of your college, department, program, etc. and the message that you have to convey. Use the logo to endorse your communication.

Service lines are typeset in Sofia Pro. Use Title Case in body copy and addresses, as shown in the stationery samples. Use ALL CAPS in Sofia Pro Medium when service lines are prominently displayed on the cover of collateral; on apparel; or on premiums such as water bottles or totes.

Samples of Service Lines in Use

Business Cards, Letterhead, and Envelopes

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It is easy to order these materials through a simple turnkey process with University Print and Mail Services. Contact them at 801-581-6171 or visit printandmail.utah.edu to see samples and order online. For your convenience, electronic letterhead may also be ordered through University Print and Mail Services.

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We require a single line of sight between the logo and service lines, as shown below. Shirts and jackets may display service lines on the chest or sleeve. Orders must be placed through a University-licensed vendor. White coats are ordered through the Campus Store.

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STANDARD: service lines are placed on the right chest, opposite the logo.
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ALTERNATIVE: service lines may be placed on either sleeve

Typography for Apparel

  • Service lines are typeset ALL CAPS in Sofia Pro Medium.
  • Service lines are typeset in University red (standard), or white or 90% black where necessary.
  • Type height not to exceed: 21pt. tall, 24 leading, letter-spaced at 75pt (24pt for 7 letters or less).

Service Line Identification - Premiums

It is possible to order logo items that also have a service line (Department of Psychiatry, Dermatology, Facilities & Engineering, etc.) when people order material with two imprint areas ensuring service line names/second imprints are approved before contacting a vendor.


  • Two imprint areas:
    • Area 1: the full University of Utah Health logo (not just the “U helix”)
    • Area 2: the service line typeset in Sofia Pro Medium, ALL CAPS, in University red (standard), or white or 90% black where necessary

Use of the "U helix" is limited, as seen on caps, badge clips and other small items. Email brand@hsc.utah.edu in advance to request permission. When authorized, the U helix will stand alone without any other text or logos.

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Unacceptable Alterations

The logo is a unique piece of artwork and should be reproduced consistently. Incorrect uses of the logo are shown below.

The logo consists of two elements: the U helix and the logotype. These elements must be retained in their fixed relationship to one another.

The logo may never be altered in shape or proportion.


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Change the logo color or typeface.
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Stretch the width or height proportions.
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Violate clear-space requirements, or add text into the logo area.
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Use the U helix to create a new logo.
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Alter the logo elements.
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Alter the size relationships between the graphic elements.
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Add dimensional effects, such as bevel, emboss, or glow.
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Dismember and recombine logo elements.