A Brief History of the Shield

The current Lewis & Clark shield was created in 1992, the year the institution celebrated its 125th anniversary, 50 years on the present campus, and 30 years of undergraduate overseas study programs.

While incorporating traditional heraldic elements, our shield uses abstract forms, allowing for individual interpretation. The fluid curves of the design are meant to recall features of the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest with a contemporary economy of line.

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