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Accreditation Statement

Include the accreditation statement whenever space allows. 


Copyright Language

All UMD websites should include the following copyright line:


Copyright Notice

Include the copyright notice whenever space allows. It states that the Board of Regents is the copyright owner of all electronic and print materials created by University staff in administrative units and academic departments. Copyright ownership does not depend upon registration with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The University Libraries Copyright Information and Education Web site is dedicated to helping faculty, staff, and students understand the complexities of copyright law. Please visit the site to familiarize yourself with the basics of copyright laws and permissions. If you know you need a permission to use copyrighted materials for your work, the University's Copyright Permissions Center is available to help you through that process. UMD campus resources can also be found through the Kathryn A Martin Library.

Credit Statement

Give credit to those who contribute to a University publication. Besides acknowledging their efforts, it helps readers who want more information or extra copies, and provides a reference point for future updates. The statement can include:

The names of key contributors (e.g., Produced by/Designed by/Written by/Photography by/Printed by).
The quantity produced.
The effective date or date of publication.

Disability Access Statement

Include one of the official versions below in all publications and event materials. Include the name and address of a contact who will handle requests and serve as the link to the Disability Services office. 


Equal Opportunity Statement

Mission Statement

The mission statement adopted by the Board of Regents in 1994 is required in publications such as course catalogs and student recruitment materials.


News Release Statement

The following statement should appear on every news release sent out.


Recycling Statement

The University is subject to the Minnesota Statute, 16B.122 PURCHASE AND USE OF PAPER STOCK; PRINTING, which says that whenever possible our publications should use:

Uncoated office and printing paper, unless coated paper is made with at least 50 percent post-consumer materials by weight.
Recycled paper that contains at least 10 percent post-consumer material by weight, has not been dyed with colors (excluding pastels) and was manufactured using little or no chlorine bleach or chlorine derivatives.
No more than two colored inks, standard or processed, except in formats where additional colors are necessary to convey meaning.
Reusable binding materials or staples (use of glue is discouraged).
Soy-based inks.
Both sides of paper where commonly accepted publishing practices allow for it.

Include the recycled symbol and a recycling information statement indicating the appropriate post-consumer waste content of your paper on all publications. (Contact your printer to verify the post-consumer waste content.)

Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent post-consumer waste material.

The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Land Acknowledgement

Include the land acknowledgement statement whenever space allows. For more context on the land acknowledgment statement and the history of UMD, visit the About UMD webpage.