Competitive Sport Clubs

 (Campus Recreation Center Competitive Sports Program) 

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Competitive Sport Organizations are required to use a licensed vendor to produce any merchandise or apparel with the Georgia Tech name and/or trademarks.

This includes merchandise used for team uniforms, team equipment, given as gifts, or sold. There is a $50 one-time licensing fee for new licensees that provide team uniforms and equipment. Please contact the Licensing and Trademarks Office to confirm if the team uniform and equipment company is licensed. 

Competitive Sport Organizations are not allowed to alter the spirit marks without permission from Licensing and Trademarks.

Competitive Sport Organizations are not approved to use the Athletic wordmark. The Athletic wordmark is reserved for the Athletic Association and NCAA sports. 

Competitive Sport Organizations must have the word “Organization,” “Club,” or “Chapter” in their organization identity. Prior review and approval by Institute Communications is required for Sport Clubs’ use of Georgia Tech Name and Marks. 

Competitive Sport Organizations that are DRSOs as defined in Registered Student Organization Policy § 5.7 may use a Georgia Tech name as part of their name in the following manner:   

  • “Georgia Tech [Competitive Sport Organization Name] Club” or  

  • “GT [Competitive Sport Organization Name]” or  

  • “[Competitive Sport Organization Name] Chapter at Georgia Institute of Technology”    

  • Georgia Tech Club [Competitive Sport Organization Name] 

See specific acceptable use examples below. 

Acceptable Use Examples:   

  • GT Hockey Club  

  • Men’s Lacrosse Club of Georgia Tech   

  • Georgia Tech Sailing Club  

  • GT Runnin’ Wreck Club 

  • Georgia Tech Chapter, National Collegiate Table Tennis Association  

To minimize confusion, Competitive Sport Organizations must take additional measures not to represent themselves as a NCAA competitive sports team. For instance, Competitive Sports Organizations may not use the word, “Team” in their organization name or identity. 

Competitive Sport Organizations are also not permitted to use Georgia Tech names without the word “Organization,” “Club,” or “Chapter” in their organization identity. 

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Keep in mind

  • Campus units may use the Institute primary logo, extended logo, or unit combination logo in communications and for branded items purchased from an official licensee.
  • Do not use the Interlocking GT alone for academic or organizational usage. The Bookstore offers generic Georgia Tech branded apparel, notebooks, pens, and many other licensed promotional products for purchase.
  • Do not use the outlined version of the interlocking GT, which remains exclusive to Athletics.
  • Trademarks (logos and spirit marks) are not to be used in conjunction with tobacco, recreational drugs, gambling products, political symbols, and/or religious symbols. For additional restricted items, see the full list.
  • Use in conjunction with the United States flag, or the flag of the State of Georgia, is allowable.
  • Trademarks (logos and spirit marks) are not to be used in conjunction with other brands, names, or trademarks in a way that might appear as an endorsement by the Institute.
  • Do not simulate logos in type, skew or modify the elements, recolor, or fill with any pattern or texture.
  • Designs using the trademarks must be approved prior to printing or manufacturing.
  • All items and materials bearing the trademarks must be printed, produced, and manufactured by an official licensee.
  • A registered trademark symbol, either ® or TM, is to be used next to every trademarked logo. The symbol should appear near the bottom right of the trademarked logo.