The monogram is usually reserved for on-campus applications. It may also be used for major campus- wide initiatives that use the "USD" acronym.

The monogram was created in 1979 by the university's first graduate and former director of design, Therese Whitcomb '53. The monogram was also part of the university's logo from 1979 to 2005.

While the minimum allowed size of the monogram is 1", for certain projects–such as giveaway merchandise–exceptions can be granted.


Use for on-campus applications only:

  • Signage
  • Employee uniforms
  • Pre-approved merchandise
  • Certain sanctioned campus-wide initiatives
USD Monogram 1-color Monogram
USD Way Example of sanctioned use of the Monogram
Monogram Clearspace
Monogram MInimum Size