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Old 08-19-2010, 10:20 PM
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Fraternity and Sorority Arms, Seals, Flags and other Insignia

We have a thread where badges and pins of all kinds are discussed, and the discussion there (and in some other threads) veers to coats of arms from time to time. There are heraldic discussions various places, but it seemed like it might be nice to have a central thread devoted to the non-badge insignia of our organizations.

Within bounds appropriately respectful of the fact that some information about these insignia is public while other information is not, in this thread we can:
  • Post pictures of coats of arms, seals, flags and other official insignia of our GLOs (other than badges and pins), both current and historical;
  • Discuss and ask questions about the traditional rules and practices of heraldry and related arts (such as seal and flag design);
  • Share traditions of our GLOs regarding the use of these emblems (like Psi U's practice of each chapter having its own coat of arms);
  • Look at the historical development of these insignia in the Greek world, as well as at designs that predate coats of arms;
  • Generally enjoy looking at the variety of insignia in the Greek world.
I'm not really thinking of branding logos falling into the categories discussed in this thread, but I'll leave it to posters to decide what they want to share. Some logos may reflect official insignia more than others. And I am mindful that some organizations do not have coats of arms, but I hope they'll share the insignia that are special to them.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:05 PM
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Here's the Blackburn Heart. It's only printed in red or gray to denote the warmth of brotherhood. It can't be printed in black because of a ritual reason.

If the image doesn't post, I'll fix it later.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:35 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing this thread grow.

In the meantime, here's a question: according to our official website, the coat-of-arms is a registered trademark. Am I going to get in trouble if I post it here? I love our COA, and want to be sure not to do anything wrong. I don't know nothing about trademark laws.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:38 PM
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IIRC, trademarks apply to making a profit off of something. MC?
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:41 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing this thread grow.

In the meantime, here's a question: according to our official website, the coat-of-arms is a registered trademark. Am I going to get in trouble if I post it here? I love our COA, and want to be sure not to do anything wrong. I don't know nothing about trademark laws.
You aren't claiming it as your own creation, and you aren't making money off it. If you post it, you are covered under a "fair use" law.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:44 PM
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Kappa Alpha Theta Coat-Of-Arms:





I like that our badge is incorporated into the COA.

And I'll do some research regarding when it was designed.

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:45 PM
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:54 PM
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Fraternity Coat of Arms



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Seal of the Executive Council



Alpha Omicron Chapter Coat of Arms



and last but not least, our Founders' Plaque

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Vito, what does your founders plaque say?
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:06 AM
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Yeah it's a poor image but best I can find. The top line says Founders and 1833 in roman numerals. Underneath that are the names of the 7 Founders of Psi Upsilon. All chapters founded before a certain date have one, and IIRC one of the chapters just had a new mold made, so new copies might be going out, though I don't know for sure.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:15 AM
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Kappa Alpha Theta Coat-Of-Arms:





I like that our badge is incorporated into the COA.
Very cool COA! Ya know, I've recognized your COA on jewelry, etc. on ebay but I've never noticed that your badge is on it. (I've only seen it tiny.)

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Love the plaque!
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:54 AM
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Ooh I like this thread! I'm always really intrigued by the "other" letters on different GLOs badges or COAs. (Like MFG on Thetas and TDH on DGs)


Kappa Kappa Gamma's coat of arms. The new member pin is at the top, then Athena, then our badge, then fleur-de-lis, the owl, and our letters. Oh and of course it's in blue and blue!
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:59 AM
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Ooh I like this thread! I'm always really intrigued by the "other" letters on different GLOs badges or COAs. (Like MFG on Thetas and TDH on DGs)
as I am intrigued by symbols like the owl, fleur-de-lis and key on your COA; and on Vito's, the clasped hands - echoes of the ADPi badge. This is going to be so educational.

@Leslie Anne, nudge nudge...
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:03 AM
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I love our crest and everything on it.

The writing on the bottom is our motto: "Faithful Unto Death."
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:10 AM
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The Greek at the bottom of mine is our open motto "Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship." And when I first saw the ADPi badge I was struck by the similarities. Both diamond shaped, gold with black fields, with the clasped hands prominent on them.
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