The Temple “T” was designed in 1983 by students in a graphic arts and design class in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture to celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary. Its design is intended to represent “strength and positive character, with open ends that are symbolic of the free exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a Temple education.”

Temple’s trademarks include (but are not limited to): the words TEMPLE and Temple University Owls; and logos such as the stylized Temple “T,” the Owl head and eyes, and the official Temple University seal. Our trademarks may not be altered in any way, nor may they be used in any manner that suggests or implies Temple’s endorsement of other organizations, companies, products, services, political parties or views, or religious organizations or beliefs.

If you have questions about Temple logo and trademark “do’s and don’ts,” contact Veronica Aymer in Business Services at 215-204-0589 or

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