Policy 17: Use of the State Seal
- In accordance with O.C.G.A. §§ 50-3-8 and 50-3-9, institutions and persons should not use the state seal (inclusive of digital, electronic, or tangible form) for any purposes, including but not limited to, marketing, advertising, and student degrees unless explicit written permission is received from the Office of the Governor.
- Requests for the use of the state seal must be in writing and must explain the proposed use of the seal and submitted to the Office of the Governor for review.
- If written permission is granted by the Office of the Governor, the institution must provide such documentation to the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission if it intends to use the State Seal for any reason.
- The commission has the authority to require any unauthorized usage of the state seal to be removed immediately and reserves all rights and remedies to enforce such authority, including but not limited to, referring the matter to the Office of Attorney General.