Please note: The shield, and by extension the flame-leaf icon, is primarily used along with Elon’s wordmark. The shield may be used as a stand-alone mark only in specific instances approved by the Office of University Communications.

Elon’s shield was adopted in 2016 and includes a stylized flame-leaf icon. Half of the icon is in the shape of an oak leaf – Elon is the Hebrew word for oak and the college was founded in a grove of stately oak trees in 1889. The other half of the icon is made up of flames, symbolizing the 1923 fire that shaped the history of the institution and sparked its rise to become a thriving national university.

The Elon Shield

Watermarked shield example

The Elon Flame-leaf Icon

Watermarked Elon flame-leaf icon