Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Student Organizations

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All recognized student organizations wishing to order products bearing any OU trademark must first obtain permission from the Student Life Office and the Office of Trademark Licensing. Please allow up to one week for us to respond to your request. To obtain licensing approval, please follow these steps:

1. Choose a current OU licensee to Produce Your Product: 
Approved Promotional Product Licensees

2. Design your product. Please refer to the below guidelines when designing your product. Your organizations classification will determine which OU trademarks you are able to use.

The Office of Trademark Licensing, in conjunction with The Division of Student Affairs, supports students wishing to gather and form a community through recognized student organizations. At the University of Oklahoma, all recognized student organizations are responsible for understanding and hearing to applicable governing policies and principles.

Please review the full Recognized Student Organization Policy here. If you are unsure of your organizations existing classification, please contact Student Life.

University-Sponsored Programs & Activities

  • Student organizations that are classified as either Presidential or Government will have access to all OU trademarks.
  • Designs must be approved by Student Life and Trademark Licensing.
  • Groups may not apply to be Presidential or Government organizations.
  • Current Presidential groups include: Crimson Club, OU Cousins, President's Community Scholars (PCS), President's Leadership Class (PLC)
  • Current Government groups include: Student Government Association (SGA), Student Government Association Branches (Executive, Judicial, Legislative and Programming)

Registered Student Organizations

  • All student organizations recognized through the Student Life registration process will be Registered Student Organizations at The University of Oklahoma. A Registered Student Organization is a student-created organization based on interest and/or advocacy.
  • Based on criteria outlined in the RSO Policy, all Registered Student Organizations are classified as one of the following:
    • Interest – Registered Student Organization (ISO)
      • Prohibited from using OU trademarks within ISO name
      • Can use the following trademark on products:
        • “at the University of Oklahoma” following or below the ISO name
    • Departmental – Registered Student Organization (DSO)
      • May apply to use trademarks within its organization name upon approval by Student Life and Trademark Licensing
      • Can use the following trademarks on product:
        • (Interlocking) OU
        • Boomer Sooner
        • Oklahoma, Sooner(s)
        • (The) University of Oklahoma
        • Campus imagery specific to the relevant department or academic unit
    • Sport Club – Registered Student Organization (SCSO)
      • Name of organization will be “OU [Enter sport name] Club” (no other name variations will be accepted)
      • Can use the following trademarks on product:
        • (Interlocking) OU
        • Boomer Sooner
        • Oklahoma, Sooner(s)
        • (The) University of Oklahoma

3. Complete the appropriate Student Organization Licensing Form:
Student Organization Licensing Form - Norman Campus
Student Organization Licensing Form - OUHSC
Student Organization Licensing Form - Tulsa

4. Please allow up to one week for the Office of Trademark Licensing to respond to your request.

Still have questions? Please visit our FAQ page.




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