Exterior Signage and Graphics Standards†††††††††††††††††††† UPPS No. 08.01.20

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effective Date: 10/11/2012

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Review: July 1 E4Y

 

 

01.†††††† POLICY STATEMENT

 

01.01This UPPS sets forth policies for adding exterior signage and modifying exterior signage on Texas Stateís campus.

 

02.†††††† CAMPUS SIGNAGE COMMITTEE

 

02.01The associate vice president for Facilities will appoint members to serve as a review body for exterior signage issues. The Facilities Department will convene the committee to address issues that fall outside the scope of this UPPS and to review sign proposals for new construction. Members may use e-mail communication in lieu of meetings to expedite signage approval.

 

02.02The committee will be composed of representatives from the associate vice president for Finance and Support Services Planning; Facilities Management; Transportation Services; and Office of Disability Services. The associate vice president for Facilities or his or her designee will chair the committee.

 

03.†††††† SIGN CLASSIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS

 

03.01All campus exterior way finding signage and graphics will conform to Texas State University-San Marcos standards (see Section 03.03).

 

03.02The following sign types and their functions fall under this signage policy:

 

a.†† The orientation sign locates users within an environment and includes maps, building landmarks, bell-towers, pylons, sculptures, water towers, etc.

 

b.†† The direction sign guides users to destinations, which includes directional signs at decision points for vehicles and pedestrians, attendants at information kiosks, etc.

 

c.†† The identification sign confirms destinations and establishes recognition of a particular building, area, object, room or person and includes campus identification signs, building identification signs, street numbers, parking area identification, shuttle bus route identification, emergency assistance station, personnel titles, etc.

 

d.†† The regulation sign displays rules of order, as for conduct or prohibited activity or access, prescribed by administration or other regulating authorities and regulates and ensures accuracy of operation, which includes traffic control devices, legal notices, security regulations, doís and do notís, warnings, and marketing, exit signs, code required signs, etc.

 

e.†† The information sign communicates knowledge concerning destinations, facts, circumstances, or announcements and includes shuttle bus maps, marquees, building or floor directories, hours of services, etc.

 

03.03Faculty and staff should contact the director of Facilities Management in the Facilities Department for specific signage information related to typeface, arrow and symbols guidelines, color standards or standard sign types.

 

04.†††††† DESIGNATION OF BUILDING OCCUPANTS ON SIGNS

 

04.01Building and departmental names will conform to the Board of Regentsí approved name designations.

 

04.02Departmental names will be limited on directional and building signs.

 

04.03Signs for academic buildings will include the names of departments in the building.

 

05.†††††† PROCEDURES FOR SIGNAGE INVOLVING NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATION

 

05.01Signs installed with new construction or major renovation of a university facility will conform to the sign classifications referenced in the signage graphic standards document.

 

05.02The Facilities Department will work with the building designer and building occupant to determine appropriate location of all new exterior signs within a construction site. The Office of Disability Services will review Americans with Disabilities Act signage.

 

05.03The Facilities Department will evaluate the impact of the new structure on the existing directional way finding signs. Prior to installation of new signs and making changes to the existing signs, the Facilities Department will request a meeting with the Campus Signage Committee to present planned additions and changes to the signage system.

 

05.04Funding for signs related to major renovations and new construction should be included as part of the budget for those projects.

 

06.†††††† PROCEDURES FOR MODIFICATION OF EXISTING SIGN SYSTEM

 

06.01The Facilities Department will make changes as necessary to existing signs when the building use changes or university departments are relocated or renamed. These modifications to signs will be in accordance with the policy set in the signage graphic standards document. Modifications will be funded from the building renovation account, department relocation account, or by other departmental funds. All text changes will be made by the Facilities Department within thirty days of the date the building or building space is occupied.

 

07.†††††† PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SIGNAGE PROCEDURES

 

07.01Parking identification signs will conform to the university standard, as described in Section 03 of this UPPS. Transportation Services will initiate all requests for modifications to the existing parking signs. Requests for parking sign modifications will be submitted by Transportation Services in writing or via AiM work request to the Work Control Center of the Facilities Department.

 

07.02Shuttle bus signage will conform to the university standard, as described in Section 03 of this UPPS. Transportation Services will initiate all requests for modifications to the existing shuttle bus signage. Requests for shuttle bus sign modifications will be submitted by Transportation Services in writing or via AiM work request to the Work Control Center of the Facilities Department.

 

07.03Transportation Services departmental funds will be used for signs related to parking and transportation signs.

 

08.†††††† POLICY VIOLATIONS

 

08.01Posting, display, or attachment of any material on a sign covered under this policy is expressly forbidden. Refer to UPPS No. 07.04.02, Posting/Distribution of Signs on Campus.

 

08.02Violation of this policy will result in the signage being removed or replaced at the violatorís expense.

 

 

09.†††††† REVIEWERS OF THIS UPPS

 

09.01Reviewers of this UPPS include the following:

 

Position†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date

 

Director, Facilities Management†††††††††††††† July 1 E4Y

 

Director, Office of Disability Services†††††† July 1 E4Y

 

Director, Transportation Services††††††††††††† July 1 E4Y

 

Associate Vice President for††††††††††††††††††††† July 1 E4Y

Enrollment Management and Marketing

 

Associate Vice President for Facilities†††† July 1 E4Y

 

10.†††††† CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

 

This UPPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

 

Director of Facilities Management; senior reviewer of this UPPS

 

Associate Vice President for Facilities

 

Vice President for Finance and Support Services

 

President