Grand Canyon University (GCU) has been devoted to innovation, academic excellence, leadership and service since 1949. An unwavering Christian foundation and commitment to our core values have allowed us to remain an enduring pioneer of private education.
Brand identifiers, including our logos, seal, taglines, color palette, fonts and overall image, are the external expression of our unique character. Our brand, like our strengths, distinguish us from other universities.
As we continue to grow, we strive to present GCU in a consistently uniform fashion that embodies our mission. The standards set forth within our guide help protect our identity as an engaged, revolutionary organization committed to academic excellence.
GCU’s Branding and Standards Guide
Download our current brand and standards guide to view university, athletic and enterprise logos; approved color palette, typography and fonts; and photo and other branding specifications.
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