The U T icon was established in 1986 and symbolizes membership in the UT family. It is a stylized treatment of the letters “U” and “T,” incorporating the shape of the state of Tennessee. The icon is the base for all UT System identification and wordmarks. 


The UT icon should appear no smaller than one-quarter of an inch wide or 24 pixels. Spacing for the UT System icon is equal to 50% of the height and width of the icon. It may stand alone or be combined with the approved wordmark.

No other combinations are permitted.

The icon should be rendered only in one of these color options:

  • UT Orange (PMS 151)
  • Solid black (for black-and-white print materials)
  • Solid white (when icon needs to be reversed on a dark background)

No other colors are permitted. Click here for information on using campus-specific background colors.

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Orange UT icon


Black UT icon


White UT icon