Our Shield

Elements of the shield

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Our shield is composed of three elements:

  • The modern version of the Harvard "veritas" chief appears at the top.
  • Directly below the chief, the horizontal chain stitch highlights the work of Gordon McKay, a manufacturer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist most well known for improving, patenting, and licensing a revolutionary machine for sewing shoes.
  • In the main body of the seal is the coat of arms of the Lawrence family, honoring donor Abbott Lawrence, for whom the Lawrence Scientific School was named. The arms (called the "ragged cross") appear as they were originally rendered by designer Pierre de Chaignon la Rose in the seal for the Harvard Engineering School created in 1936. (The 1936 seal was likely never officially used or displayed.)

Use of the shield

  • When our shield is used in association with the school name, please use on of the approved logo files, rather than creating your own version.
  • Our shield may not be altered nor may appendages be added to it.
  • The Harvard SEAS logo may not be displayed in association with any other non-Harvard logos. For questions about the use of the Harvard SEAS logo and/or shield contact Eliza Grinnell.

Shield in color and B&W

The following are all acceptable variations of the Harvard SEAS shield.

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Download the Shield

If you intend to use the shield in conjunction with the school name, pleas download one of the signatures on the logo page.

Note: Download requires login using Harvard PIN.

CMYK

RGB

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Black & White / Greyscale

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