Guidelines for Using the School's Name

Formal Name

  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Other Correct Uses of Name

  • SEAS (when context is provided)
  • Harvard SEAS

Not Acceptable

  • Paulson School
  • Harvard Paulson School
  • HPS
  • Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

Affiliations

For the purpose of publications, biographies, name tags, etc. the preferred protocol is to use the full name of the school, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

We acknowledge that faculty, students, and researchers are also members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Harvard University.

Examples:

Jane Brown, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

John Doe, Facilities Manager, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Use-of-Name Policies

Harvard’s “Use-of-Name” policies, which are administered by the Trademark Program, are in place to ensure that the University’s various trademarks (names and insignias) are used appropriately and accurately by the Harvard community and in accordance with the principles embodied in the policies. 

The policies are:  The Use of Harvard Names and Insignias, Electronic Contexts, Endorsement Guidelines, Harvard’s Name and Alcoholic Beverages and, as it relates to the use of the “Harvard” name, Principles Governing Commercial Activities.

In its commitment to make certain that all uses of Harvard’s trademarks by the Harvard community comply with the University’s Use-of-Name policies, the Trademark Program often works closely with representatives from Harvard’s schools, departments, and units to address issues pertaining to the policies and to process requests in a comprehensive and timely manner.

All inquiries about the Use-of-Name policies or any other “name” matters not specifically addressed in the policies themselves should be directed to the Trademark Program for review; in some cases, the review process may involve consultation with a relevant dean or administrator.

Please contact the Communications Office if you have any questions related to the use of the SEAS name, seal, or identity.

To read the various policies related to the use of Harvard's visit the Trademark Office.

Use of Name Policies for Affiliated Student Groups

As per the Trademark Office, all student organizations associated with SEAS must clearly identify their affiliations in printed and electronic publications, including websites, and do so in light of the following guidelines:

Publications

A student organization should visibly display its affiliation with a school on the front page of any publication it is producing by stating that it is “a student-run publication at [your school’s name],” (or something along these lines).  And, on its copyright page (or relevant section), the publication must also state: “The [your school’s] name and/or shield are trademarks of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and are used by permission of Harvard University."

Websites

As is the case with publications, a student organization should visibly display its affiliation with the school by stating that it is “a student-run organization at [your school’s name]” or “an officially recognized student-run organization of [your school’s name]” (or something similar to these). This identity tagline needs to be placed in a prominent location on the main page of the website (typically in conjunction with the student organization’s name) and in a font size comparable to other fonts being used on the website. In addition, the website’s main page should also state: “The [your school’s] name and/or shield are trademarks of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and are used by permission of Harvard University.”