[click here to download the use form in pdf format]
Cornell, like most major colleges and universities, has a licensing program that regulates the use of its marks (i.e., names, trademarks, insignia, logos, images, and the like) on items such as T-shirts, caps, key chains, mugs, pens, etc. This process helps prevent bootlegging, ensures that Cornell marks are used appropriately only on products approved by the university, and that the products are manufactured under a code of conduct that prohibits sweatshop conditions. All uses of university marks, including those of schools and colleges, departments, programs, and student organizations and projects that are identified with Cornell, must be approved before any item can be ordered and produced.
The application form for obtaining permission to use marks on a manufactured item must be completed and submitted with a copy of the design for which approval is being sought to the Student Activities Office, 521 Willard Straight Hall. This form is available electronically as a PDF here.
For your request to be approved you must select a manufacturer that is licensed by Cornell University or the Collegiate Licensing Company. A list of licensed manufacturers is available from the Student Activities Office, 521 Willard Straight Hall, the Office of University Communications, in 308 Day Hall, or the Purchasing Department, at East Hill Plaza. The list can also be found on-line at https://brand.cornell.edu/downloads/licensed-companies.pdf
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact:
Student Activities Office
521 Willard Straight Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: 607 255-4169 Fax: 607 255-1116
For more information about Student Organizations, contact the Student Activities Office at (607) 255-4169, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.