The Coat of Arms

Washington and Lee University's Coat of Arms, which is commonly called the crest, was created in 1901 by a chemistry professor, William George Brown, who made the symbol by quartering the Lee and Washington family arms. He used the Lee motto, "Non incautus futuri," and the Washington crest, the figure of the bird. Use of the Coat of Arms is limited to formal usage such as invitations and internal decorative applications. It should not be used in combination with the Wordmark or other University symbols and is not used on stationery, business cards, Web sites, or brochures. It should always be printed in four colors at the highest possible reproduction.