Our logo represents who we are, and our tagline encapsulates what we stand for. When combined, they signify exactly what makes us so unique. Because they are an important symbol of our identity, it is imperative that we use them consistently.


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The Marquette logo is composed of the words Marquette University, set in all uppercase letters in a modified Adobe ITC Berkeley Oldstyle typeface with a graphic representation of the Marquette Hall tower. Linking the university's name to one of the institution's oldest and most recognizable landmarks helps the logo uniquely and distinctively represent the university.

There is a centered (top left), vertical (middle) and a horizontal (top right) version of the logo. All are acceptable to use, depending on design and space considerations.

Use of the tagline

The tagline Be The Difference conveys, in a simple way, Marquette's educational promise to form men and women for others, to help students and the Marquette community become leaders who will make important contributions and be the difference in their communities. The Marquette logo with the tagline should be used prominently on all promotional materials.

Guidelines for use

Using the Marquette logo in a consistent manner is vital to communicating the university's brand.

The Marquette logo is the official university signature. As such, the logo with the Be The Difference tagline should be used prominently on promotional materials, including publications, advertising, stationery and electronic media. Exceptions must be granted by the Office of Marketing and Communication: (414) 288-7448.

  • The logo was designed to be used in its entirety. The words Marquette University and the Marquette tower graphic must never be used separately.
  • The logo may be reproduced only from an original digital file (.ai Adobe Illustrator, .eps or JPEG formats).
  • The logo must not be photocopied, scanned, recreated, reproportioned or altered in any way.
  • Reproduction of the university logo must adhere to the color, size and spacing guidelines outlined in this document.

Clear Space

Maintaining clear space around the logo ensures that it remains fully legible and has room to breathe. Photos, text and graphic elements must follow this guideline. Use the height of the Marquette icon as a measuring tool for proper clearance and the ‘Q’ in the Marquette logo to properly space the lockup elements.

Measurements to size logo

The x represents the minimum clear space required around the logo. There is, however, no maximum distance necessary.


Marquette Horizontal Logo


Marquette Vertical Logo

Vertical centered

Marquette Vertical Centered Logo

Size regulations

Like many graphic elements, the Marquette logo loses its integrity at very small sizes. To ensure legibility, the word Marquette should never appear smaller than six picas (1 inch) in length.


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About OMC

Marquette University's Office of Marketing and Communication promotes the academic reputation of Marquette and tells the Marquette story to all audiences through traditional media, social media, print publications, video, web and interactive.

We are a team of 30 professional writers, designers, marketers, Web developers and communication specialists that serves the Marquette community.

Annual Report 2019

OMC Annual Report 2019View our current Annual Report which highlights the work we do to boost the academic reputation of Marquette and tells the Marquette story. Also view our accessible version of the 2019 Annual Report.

Contact us

To ask a question or get more information, call (414) 288-7448. Or contact a staff member.