Beacons Wordmark Logo
Valparaiso University is one of the most iconic universities in the Midwest, and its official athletics logo has a long history. The Valparaiso Beacons wordmark logo was first introduced in 1988 as part of a rebranding effort by then-athletic director Tom Billeter. The original design featured two intersecting beacons with “VALPARAISO” written across them, along with the school’s name and year established (1859).
The Beacon's wordmark quickly became synonymous with Valpo Athletics, appearing on uniforms for all sports teams as well as promotional materials such as posters and banners. In 2004, it was adopted by NCAA Division I schools when they began to require each team to have an official mark that could be used on merchandise or other marketing materials.
Since then, the Beacon's wordmark has been modified several times over the years but remains largely unchanged from its original form - making it one of America's most recognizable university logos today! It features prominently in every aspect of Valpo Athletics including television broadcasts, social media posts, and fan apparel.
As a proud member of NCAA Division I since the 2008-09 season, the Beacons Word Mark continues to serve not only as an emblem for athletic excellence at Valparaiso University but also stands out among collegiate sports logos nationwide. It is truly a unique symbol that represents both our past accomplishments while looking forward to future successes.
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2010 - Present
Wordmark “VALPO” in yellow with brown trim.Font: Unknown
1996 - 2010
Wordmark “VALPO” in yellow with brown trim in uneven font sizes.Font: Unknown