Communications and Marketing

Anibal House
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3184
fax: (248) 370-3182


Oakland University has an agreement with Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to allow authorized OU merchandise to be sold in outlets off campus. The agreement, which also covers the production of OU items for internal purposes, includes athletics and non-athletics marks and the university name. All OU merchandise is handled through the CLC. UCM cannot approve merchandise produced from unlicensed vendors.

The licensing program promotes and protects the university’s name and marks, and provides a source of revenue from those who use the university’s goodwill to add value to their products/services. Use of the university’s name or marks for commercial purposes without obtaining a license or prior written authorization constitutes a trademark infringement, which is prohibited by state and federal law.

To order merchandise, use the button below. Once on the CLC website, use the "Find Product" button. You will be taken to a screen where you can select "Oakland University" to view a list of licensees.

Order Merchandise


Vendors who wish to produce OU-branded merchandise must apply for and be granted a Trademark Licensing Agreement. Merchandise that will be resold is subject to royalty payment. To begin the application process, please contact Tim Klaasen at CLC. Certain restrictions and guidelines apply to specific marks. Once you are a licensed vendor for OU, you will have access to the available marks and detailed information on how each may be used.

University Departments

Interested in producing merchandise for giveaway or sale? For a list of approved Oakland University vendors, please go here and search "Oakland University". As a faculty or staff member, you must follow the OU licensing program to ensure quality control and brand integrity. Products purchased for resale are not exempt from the royalty fee payment requirement even if they are sold at cost. If you cannot find your desired product on the list, contact your account manager for assistance.

General rules:

  1. Official Oakland University Colors are Pantone 465 Gold, Black and White.
  2. Official Oakland University fonts are ITC Garamond and Neue Helvetica.
  3. Any item produced using official Oakland University logos or verbiage (ex: Oakland University, OU and Golden Grizzlies) must be submitted through the CLC licensing portal in order to follow trademark guidelines.
  4. Marks cannot be cropped, skewed or altered in any fashion.
  5. Several marks have specific rules to them. For specific rules, have your vendor provide you with an official university art sheet.
  6. Two logos cannot be placed in the same location on merchandise. If multiple logos are used, please place in different locations. 

The marks below are included in the CLC system and may be ordered on merchandise through CLC. Please remember:

  • The university bookstore and the OU Athletics Department have exclusive rights for on-campus sales of the full color Grizz head on merchandise. Other organizations may not sell merchandise displaying this mark.
  • The OU seal is restricted to use on diplomas, official transcripts, formal documents of the OU Board of Trustees and commemorative items related to commencement (paperweights, jewelry, note cards, etc.).
Crafters License

If you are a crafter and are interested in producing items that contain official Oakland University trademarks or verbiage, to obtain a Crafters License, please contact Tim Klaasen at CLC.