Due to the nature of the RR Donnelly storefront automation, your business card is not reviewed by anyone at RRD for data entry errors. However, you now have the option of an NIU Clearinghouse review prior to submitting your order. To have the Clearinghouse proofread your card, make a screen capture of your card order and submit it on a Clearinghouse Review and Mass Email Request Form prior to finalizing your review and approval on the RRD site. The Clearinghouse will ensure that the information on your business card is accurate, meets university brand standards and positively reflects both you and our NIU brand.
Business cards are available through R.R. Donnelley and must be ordered through the online storefront. Use your Novell login to access order information. If you have questions or need help, contact NIUSupport@rrd.com.
All business cards have a standard design to ensure consistency and brand identity. The reverse side of business cards may include faculty and staff dual appointments or job titles with other campus units or foreign translation of information on the front side of the card. The reverse side can also include a QR Code and/or personal URL that links to a specific website, landing page or personal online profile webpage that contains additional information about the individual or campus resources. In certain circumstances the reverse side may indicate associations with scholarly titles or organizations directly related to an individual's position and/or work with the university. Other logos are discouraged and would need to be approved by University Marketing.
Students employed by campus units are considered staff and may order business cards that list only their official job title and campus-unit contact information. Student employee business cards must be approved by the appropriate human resources staff or campus department/unit employer.
Only RRD items NIU1504 or NIU1505 should be used to order business cards that include personal pronouns. Place personal pronouns on the first line under your title (in the Personal Pronouns field on the RRD order form) with "space slash space" (e.g., He / Him / His). Do not add personal pronouns to RRD items NIU1506, NIU819 or NIU821 because the information will not be formatted correctly on those products.
|Follow Associated Press (AP) style guidelines.||Include any information in ALL CAPS.|
|Make sure you use the correct ZIP code for DeKalb (60115).||Abbreviate Road, Avenue or Street in addresses. Spell out these words instead.|
|Spell out the names of campus buildings.||Include www. in website addresses.|
|Use the word “and” instead of an ampersand (&).|
Campus units may purchase networking cards for students who are representing their department, college, school, division or institute at a conference, presentation or other outreach and at public-engagement events and activities. With the exception of telephone numbers, only campus unit contact information, such as college, department, degree sought, year of anticipated graduation, department mail address and campus email address, may appear on the card. Students' respective campus unit(s) are responsible for the purchase of student networking cards. Contact NIUSupport@rrd.com to order.
Campus units may order business cards for individuals who volunteer their time to the campus or are engaged in special projects or initiatives on behalf of a campus unit. The card must include the name of the department, college or campus unit the volunteer is serving and the volunteer's personal contact information (home address, phone and email). Contact NIUSupport@rrd.com to order.