Office of Communications

Oberlin Brand Guidelines

We are One Oberlin. And we express to the world that we are a united institution through the implementation of a thoughtfully crafted visual identity system and other guidelines to ensure that our diverse campus is represented consistently.

The Office of Communications aims to help users apply these guidelines in materials created for offices and departments throughout campus. The links below offer resources related to Oberlin’s editorial style, official logos, colors, typefaces, and more.

Editorial Style Guide

The Office of Communications maintains a Guide to Editorial Style and Usage to promote consistency across Oberlin websites and other content created by users campuswide.

Guide to Editorial Style and Usage

The guide is updated at regular intervals to be inclusive of relevant new terms and to accommodate evolving best practices.

Didn’t find what you're looking for in the guide? Let us know at

Visual Identity Guide

The Office of Communications has developed a visual identity system that honors Oberlin’s rich history and traditions while staying in step with contemporary design aesthetics.

Our Guide to Visual Identity and Usage supports the creation of print and digital materials for offices throughout campus. Use it to find information and downloadable resources related to Oberlin’s official logos, colors, typefaces, stationery, templates for presentations, guidelines for ensuring accessibility, and more.

Guide to Visual Identity and Usage

For additional resources and support related to Oberlin's visual identity, contact

Creating Your Own Materials

The communications office maintains a Canva for Teams account that enables Oberlin staff and faculty members to easily create print and digital projects using existing graphics and templates that adhere to Oberlin’s visual identity guidelines.

Interested in joining the Oberlin Canva team? Contact us at to learn how your office can purchase a Canva for Teams account.