The Official Seal of Juniata College
Designed by then president of Juniata College, I. Harvey Brumbaugh, the seal was officially revealed and adopted on October 25, 1902 alongside the college flag, motto and an official pin. I. Harvey Brumbaugh, himself, is credited with all four of their creations. This marked the beginning of a breakdown of the Brethren ideals that once influenced the college and its policies, particularly the Brethren Church’s stance on regalia. The seal itself consists of an open book within a circle. Above and below the book are two words in Latin, “Veritas Liberat.” This translates to “the truth sets free,” which is based on a passage in the Gospel of John, Chapter 8: Verse 32, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” The open book, according to the seal’s creator, was meant to represent “the only fountain and guardian of true knowledge, of truth.” The seal has since been used in and on buildings and structures created since the advent of the seal. The most prominent and obvious would be the large version on the ground in front of the Halbritter Center for the Preforming Arts. The seal has also appeared in a number of locations on campus and is used in marketing Juniata to the world. The seal cannot be used except when certain circumstances are met or with express permission from the President, Vice President, or Assistant Vice President of Marketing.
Gregory McDorman, Jr. ‘ 17
“College Seal.” Juniata College. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://legacy.juniata.edu/services/style/section11.html.
Kaylor, Earl C. Juniata College: Uncommon Vision, Uncommon Loyalty : The History of an Independent College in Pennsylvania Founded by the Brethren 1876-2001. Huntington: Juniata College Press, 2001.