Adamson University Seal

The University seal embodies the ideals, commitments and aspirations of Adamson University.

The present seal of the University features a central circle which bears the figure of Athena at the center, half-bound by three fleur-de-lis flowers against a pure white background.

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, symbolizes the Greek origin of the University which was founded by Greeks Dr. George Lucas Adamson, Alexander Adamson, and George Athos Adamson. It also represents the University’s zeal in its quest for knowledge and scholarship.

The first fleur-de-lis represents Mary in her Immaculate Conception, the Patroness of the Philippines, to whom the University professes homage and devotion.

The second fleur-de-lis stands for Saint Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission and Patron of the University, and for Blessed Frederick Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, whose lives the University likes to highlight for its community to emulate, especially their moral and social advocacies to help the underprivileged.

The third fleur-de-lis alludes to the late Pope Paul VI, during whose pontificate the University was converted from a secular to a Catholic institution, and his coat of arms which also featured the same flower.

The University colors, which are still being used on the seal, are still the same hues that rooted from the institution’s founders.

The University Motto

Veritas in Caritate

Translated as Truth in Charity, the motto bespeaks the University’s commitment to human development, especially to and for the underprivileged and the working man.