Partnerships and sponsorships

We have established guidelines for how to use the logos of partner companies in SFU communications.


When SFU is leading the communication, it should appear as the dominant identity by appearing first, and should follow our brand guidelines. The institutional SFU logo, academic unit or extension logos can be used with partner logos.

Whenever possible, partner logos should appear in SFU’s dark grey or reversed in white on a dark background. They should appear approximately 50 per cent smaller than the institutional SFU logo, and should be positioned outside of the SFU logo’s clearspace.

Placing partner logos in opposite corners to the logo is preferred.

Institutional SFU logo with partners - dark grey on a light background
Academic unit logo with partners - reverse on a dark background


When SFU is in a sponsorship role and represented in external communications, use the institutional SFU logo. In such applications, it should appear at the same visual weight as other sponsors.

When multiple units are co-sponsoring the same event, it is recommended to use the institutional SFU logo as it allows the best brand presence.

If the co-sponsoring units need to be identified, use the institutional SFU logo along with the co-sponsoring unit names listed within a subheader positioned under the logo. The subheader should be set in DIN Pro Condensed Black and left- aligned with the institutional SFU logo. The co-sponsorship unit names list shouldn't be larger than three times the height of the SFU logo block and two times the width, see the example below that demonstrates co-sponsoring units that need to be identified and measurements. 

This InDesign template is intended for designers who already have access to SFU standard fonts.

Co-Sponsorship logo template

When more than four units are co-sponsors revert to the institutional SFU logo. The institutional SFU logo and subheader combination should not be considered as a vertical logo lockup. It should appear on the sponsors page only.

Institutional SFU Logo on Event Sponsors Page. This is the preferred option.
Institutional SFU logo with Co-Sponsoring Units names. Co-sponsoring unit names listed in subheader positioned under the institutional SFU logo. Unit names that become too long should break onto a second line. Leading on two-line units should be 115% of the type size. Leading between units should be 150% of the type size.

Multiple internal units

When multiple internal units need to be identified, do not use multiple SFU logos together.

Instead, use the institutional SFU logo or the dominant academic unit or extension logo and then include the names of other partner units within a subheader positioned in an opposing corner of the composition, as shown in the examples on the right. The subheader should be set in DIN Pro Condensed Black.

The subheader should be written in a way that explains the relationship of the units, as demonstrated in these examples.

Institutional SFU logo with partner unit subheader
Academic unit logo with partner unit subheader