The University crest is an emblem, which references the history and founding of the Jesuit order (the Society of Jesus) by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. It also contains iconography symbolic of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the University.
This crest is featured in the official University seal. It was originally designed in 1903 and was recently adjusted. The graphic icons in the image to the right, rendered in shapes and lines, were simplified to give the seal a crisp appearance in small-scale reproductions.
The Saint Joseph’s University seal is the official seal of the University. It is to be used for legal documents, diplomas and commencement programs and should not be used on general University publications or on any merchandise. The application of this seal must always be cleared through Marketing and Communications.