Use of the College Seal
In 1889, faculty member Luther H. Gulick, pioneer in physical education and recreation in the United States, created the inverted equilateral triangle logo to represent spirit, mind, and body. The School adopted the triangle as its emblem in December 1891. As the basis for the YMCA's official symbol, the triangle became one of the most recognized corporate logos around the world. The College seal was registered as a trademark with the United States Patent Office in 1968.
The seal is to be used only for official documents and occasions, and in materials produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications. It must not be used as a casual logo, a design element in recruitment materials not produced by the Office Marketing and Communications, or a decorative element. Ideally, the seal should be reproduced in Springfield College maroon, black and white, or white on a dark background.
The files for the official seal can be obtained by contacting the Office of Marketing and Communications. Please do not download the seal from the College website, or any external website.
- Do not change proportion.
- Do not change the color of the seal.
- Do not isolate parts of the seal.