Local Vendors & Student Groups


Approval for use of CSU, Chico names and logos.

CSU, Chico has an identification system of logos and names that are owned by the University and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  This identification system enables us to protect our name and logos and ensure they are not used in a negative way.

If you want to use one of the logos, marks, or names (California State University, Chico; CSU, Chico; Chico State, or others) in connection with your organization (such as t-shirts, mugs, letterhead), you must get approval from the University Creative Director before it is printed or before you use it.

You must also use only licensed vendors or printers.  Quite a few screenprinters in Chico have license agreements with the University that allow them to print our name and logo (you still must get approval for use of the logo or name before you have it printed).  The following vendors in Chico have license agreements with the University:

Chico Screenprint and Embroidery

HJ Promotional Products

Limey Tees

Northstate Screenprint

Positive Print

The Monogram Shoppe

The Printed Image

You will save time if you have your proposed design approved before you take it to be printed. For artwork approval, please e-mail our Creative Director at licensing@csuchico.edu .

If you decide to work with a printer or vendor other than one listed above who is not licensed by us, let our office know and we will work with them in having a license agreement signed.  Please call our office at 530-898-5201 or email licensing@csuchico.edu if you have any questions.