University Seal

From its earliest design honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, to the Coat of Arms seal of today, the seal of Saint Xavier University, symbolizes a proud history of Catholic education in Chicago.

This seal, designed by former art department chairperson and faculty member Sister Mary Solina Hicks, R.S.M., includes a black and white checkerboard and diagonal gold bars from the family coat of arms of Saint Francis Xavier; red and gold bars and a white Jerusalem cross taken from the shield of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; an open book to represent education; and the Scripture verse, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." (John 14:6).

Saint Xavier University continues to use this seal as a symbol of its heritage and mission.