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The Communications Toolkit is managed by the Office of University Communications. Unless otherwise listed in the toolkit, please contact the general office for any questions or additional information.

Drake University Office of University Communications
1229 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

P: 515-271-2169
F: 515-271-3789

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Email Signature Guidelines

To create the email signature:

  • Make a rule using the underscore key.
  • Enter your contact information in the following structured format:

    First line: Name, Designation (optional)
    Second line: Title, Office name
    Third line: Division (if applicable)
    Fourth line: Drake University
    Fifth line: T (two spaces) Phone number
    (Can add a C for cell number under phone if desired)
    Sixth line: E (two spaces) Email
    Seventh line: W (two spaces) Website address

  • Make text and rule Drake blue by going to “text color” and selecting RGB sliders. Plug in R:0 G:47 B:108. (If only hex color is available, use #004477)
  • Make text "Bold" and select the websafe font, Helvetica size 12.
  • Cut and paste this into the “Edit signature” area of your email.

Additional Note:

  • Use hyphens between numbers for phone and cells info.
  • Do not use art in your email signature per ITS.
  • Do not use personal phrases or poems in your email signature.


Griff A. Bulldog, MUT'15
Director of Bulldogs, University Communications
University Advancement
Drake University
T  515-271-9999
C  515-123-4567