What is a U.Ed. number and do I need one?
This pertains to materials that are used to promote, inform, or recruit.
Easy reference list of examples of materials that need U.Ed. numbers:
- Recruitment materials
- Flyers and postcards (including print and email) that will be distributed to external audiences
- Posters (that will be displayed at off-campus locations)
- Schedules of events
- View Books
- Annual reports
- Newsletters, catalogs, and magazines
Easy reference list of examples of materials that do not need U.Ed. numbers:
- Classroom instructional materials
- Scholarly journals
- Faculty papers/reports
- Internal memorandum
- Digital signs
What does Strategic Communications look for when issuing a number?
- The Penn State mark is used correctly
- The accommodation and nondiscrimination statements are included and clearly visible
- All URLs are correct
- The document follows Penn State visual and editorial guidelines
- The document does not contain grammar or spelling errors
How to request a U.Ed. number
When a publication is finalized, provide a copy of your final document to the Strategic Communications Office.
Please allow at least one week for the review of the document and issuing of a number.
When you receive the U.Ed. number, place this on your document following the nondiscrimination statement.