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

The Paulson School shield should be used in combination with our related signature artwork (not typeset by hand). It is a central element of the both the University’s and our school's graphic identity, and should not simply be treated as an afterthought.

The Paulson School shield may not be altered nor may appendages be added to it.

Whenever possible, our shield should be represented in its original color combination of Harvard crimson, black and white. These values should never be altered. The shield may be displayed in black and white if necessary. For approved versions of the Harvard SEAS logo please refer to the logo page. In reproducing Harvard University colors for print, please refer to the color palette page. Proof against a printed Pantone chip, adjusting mixes for best match.

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 the SEAS Communications Office at communications@seas.harvard.edu.

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.

If you intend to use the shield by itself, you may download one of the following files.

Note: All files below are available ON CAMPUS ONLY.

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