Use of Cal Poly Name and Symbol

Use of the University’s name is a privilege reserved by law to the University and organizations officially recognized and authorized by the University and may not be used to imply, either directly or indirectly, the University’s endorsement, support, favor, association with, or opposition to an organization, product or service without the permission of the University. (See CAP 145.) This includes but is not limited to use of the University name or marks in printed, electronic, or other such media. Unauthorized uses may constitute a violation of state law, trademark and/or copyright infringement. 

View the Cal Poly Logo Guidelines For Club Use (pdf)

Cal Poly requires any merchandise or items displaying the marks (i.e., name, symbol, brand, or logo) of the University to be purchased from a licensed vendor. The following includes, but are not limited to, examples of Cal Poly marks that require approval:

  • Cal Poly
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Cal Poly website (i.e.
  • Cal Poly email (i.e.
  • Cal Poly abbreviations (e.g., CP, Poly)
  • Mustangs
  • Musty the Mustang Logo

The Club Payment Request Form (PRF) includes an additional question regarding the use of Cal Poly marks. If the purchases being paid/reimbursed for on the Club PRF include the use of any Cal Poly marks, it must be indicated on the Club PRF. And a request to Use the Cal Poly Marks form must be completed.

Note: Failure to use a properly-licensed vendor may lead to suspended privileges and/or not receiving reimbursement for unapproved purchases.

Request to use the Cal Poly Name

Submit a request to Use the Cal Poly Marks form.

Submit a PRF for your merchandise to ASI Club Services with your email proof of approval.

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