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Communications Toolkit 

The Russ College marketing communications toolkit includes tools and templates to help you communicate how we create for good, quickly and easily. Clicking the hyperlinks below will prompt a download of the selected tool. If you need help, or if you want to share feedback so we can improve these tools and stay on top of what you need, contact the Office of Communications.

Style guidelines

The Russ College style guidelines (.pdf) show how graphics, color, photo selection, and tone of voice come together to tell our story. It's a handy resource if you're putting together a presentation or poster. For questions or help, contact the Office of External Relations. 

Business card (two-sided)

To help start the conversation about who we are, we developed an optional back side for the Ohio University business card. Both faculty/staff and students can request to use it. For faculty/staff cards, contact Printing and Graphic Services. For student cards, check out these Russ College details.

Create for Good banners

The Russ College has two "Create for Good" banners available for loan for your event. More banners will be in the works.

Create for Good video

The Russ College Create for Good video is a great catalyst for telling our story. Feel free to share it as part of your presentation or event.

Certificate templates

These full-color certificate templates enable you to bestow an honor in Russ College style with the flexibility of desktop printing to 8.5x11 paper. Both horizontal and vertical designs, each with one or two signature lines, are available. Be sure to use the guidelines file (.pdf) and examples file (.pdf) for tips and ideas on how to use the templates. Please, print on white paper or cardstock only. 

For horizontal versions, download the zip file here (Word).

For vertical versions: download the zip file here (Word).

Russ College faculty and staff can also access the files on the Russ College shared drive at \\\ent\ENT_Public\Communications tools\Certificate templates. Faculty and staff can reach the server off campus by using your VPN access and entering your university credentials.

E-mail signatures

Faculty/staff and student versions the Russ College e-mail signature are available for your professional use. It's easy to personalize yours by typing your information over the customizable lines while keeping the font, color, and size intact. Just copy the signature text and paste it into your e-mail program's signature feature. Remember that when using the signature, you're representing Ohio University and the Russ College. Please don't replace the Ohio University logo or Create for Good graphics with others. The OHIO "Attack Cat" logo is reserved for Athletics purposes only.


The Russ College's weekly e-newsletter, E-News, is sent to faculty, staff, students, and select parents and board members every Monday. Submit your information via the Web form or e-mail by the Thursday prior to each Monday issue. To join the mailing list, contact the Office of Communications.

Flier template

The Russ College flier template is a color "shell," similar to a letterhead, on which you can print info. about lectures and events. They're available for each department and research unit, and for support/special programs. You can download a template and add your text.

Tip: Use the OHIO fonts when creating a flier, and avoid clip art. Also, the flyer template should always be used in color. If you need a black-and-white version, contact the Office of Communications. The flier shell should not be used in place of letterhead. Student organizations must receive permission to use the OHIO logo.


To order university letterhead for your group, contact Printing and Graphic Services.

Logo and fonts

The Russ College logo uses the Ohio University logo. The OHIO "Attack Cat" logo is reserved for Athletics purposes only. To obtain the Ohio University logo with or without the Russ College or your unit name accompanying it, contact the Office of Communications.

Ohio University uses two fonts, Galliard and Frutiger, which can be ordered online from the Office of Information Technology. Galliard should be used for written correspondence on university letterhead.

Photo library

An online photo library is in development. If you have photos you'd like to share, let us know!

Powerpoint presentation

The new Russ College "Create for Good" presentation template features several options for title, slide, and graph layouts using the graphic look and feel defined in our style guidelines (doc).

Russ College faculty and staff can access all the files at \\\ent\ENT_PUBLIC\Communications tools\PowerPoint templates. Faculty and staff can reach the server off campus by using your VPN access and entering your university credentials.

Research Poster Templates

Created in PowerPoint, the Russ College research poster templates are ready-made, Ohio University solutions in the four most common print sizes (24" x 36," 24”x42,” 36" x 48", and 36" x 54" or 56"). Each of the four documents contains two templates: a green version and a white version, with one each for research projects made up of internal teams, or research projects including external partners. Use one to create your poster and send it on to Printing and Graphic Services for printing. The following sizes can be mounted on foam core or chip board: 24" x 36," 24" x 42," and 36" x 48.” For other size needs, contact the Office of Communications

For internal posters: download the zip file here.

For external posters: download the zip file here.

For tips on how to use the templates, check out the "guidelines" file for either internal or external folders.

Russ College faculty and staff can access all the files at \\\ent\ENT_PUBLIC\Communications tools\Research Poster Templates. Faculty and staff can reach the server off campus by using your VPN access and entering your university credentials.

Talking points

If you're giving a tour or taking a trip, we can share some talking points to help you find fun ways to talk about who we are. For more information, contact the Office of Communications.