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Obtaining a License

The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) is GSU’s licensing representative/agent. CLC assists GSU in processing licensing applications for all companies that wish to produce GSU products that are sold at retail or for campus departments and student groups.

The following license agreements are administered by the Grambling State University:


A crafter is defined as individual(s) producing domestic handcrafted items in the home with collegiate marks, and selling/distributing to individual consumers via events or direct sales. This might include events organized by church, school, county, state, craft, holiday, Junior League, street festivals, gift marts, online distribution or flea markets. In addition, not more than (500) units may be sold per year and less than ($2500) total sales per year per University. No sales will be permitted on a wholesale basis or to a third party retailer.

  • Individuals interested in obtaining a crafter’s license, should complete the Application for a Local/Crafter Licensee form.
  • $100 annual administrative fee
  • Sample/design required
  • Royalties waived



For use of GSU distinguishing marks for commercial purposes for a specific project and a limited time

There are three types of licenses that can be attained through CLC:


For production of emblematic merchandise to be sold by an individual or company at retail


License is for internal suppliers; products sold to the institution for internal consumption only and cannot be resold by restricted licensees

  • Exempt from reporting royalties
  • $100 annual administrative fee
  • Advance fee waived
  • Must complete the Art Approval/Royalty Waiver form -


For local companies and/or individuals

  • Geographically confined to in-state or “local region” companies that intend to make products for
  • resale
  • Can hold licenses for 1-5 schools from the local area
  • Short form application
  • $100 annual administrative fee
  • Report royalties quarterly; annual advance fees required
  • Ability to renew local agreements for multi-year terms based on performance and university approval

Parties interested in obtaining a Standard, Restricted or Local license agreement, please work with CLC.

Submit your application to CLC. The application will be reviewed to ensure that all needed paperwork has been submitted and then forwarded on to GSU.

Depending upon the time of year that the application has been submitted, it can take up to six to eight weeks for GSU to review your application. Though other factors are considered when reviewing new licensing requests, GSU reviews all applications based on the following key criteria:

  • Company business plan
  • Sales history
  • Previous licensing experience
  • Product uniqueness
  • Appropriateness of product
  • Product viability/market demand
  • Current retail relationships (for prospective Local and Standard licensees only)

CLC will alert you when GSU has made its decision regarding your application.



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