INTERLOCKING TRIANGLE - represents the interdependent, equal triad of a University-Instruction, Research and Extension.

TORCH - represents instruction for the individual’s physical, mental, and spiritual development.

MICROSCOPE - represents the research program of the university.

TRACTOR - indicates extension activities that will promote economic development.

YELLOW RINGS - indicates the five (5) institutions that originally comprised the university.

GREEN VALLEY AT EDGE OF THE SEAL - indicates the urban service areas of the university committed for its development.

1981 - the year the university was established.