Signage Standards

The Penn State Signage Standards Manual provides guidance to Penn State personnel and outside consultants who are involved in specifying, fabricating, or installing signage at any Penn State University facility. The Penn State Signage Standards Manual is the basis for the University signage system.

A successful signage system functions in a number of positive ways. It directs, informs, regulates and helps people find their way in and around campus with a minimum of lost time. Regardless if one is able bodied or impaired, good signage conveys the general feeling of well being that one experiences when being visually informed in a uniform, pleasing manner.

It is the responsibility of the Signage Administrator's office in Facilities Resources and Planning for implementing procedures and policies contained in the manual. All requests for non-standard or specialty signs are to be sent to the Signage Administrator for review with the Signage Committee.