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The Rice University seal 

The Rice University seal features three Athenian
Owls, symbolic of wisdom, which were patternedRice University Seal
after a design found on a small silver tetradrachm
coin dating from the middle of the fifth century
B.C.

The Rice University seal, also known as the
academic seal, is the official business emblem of
Rice University and is not intended for general
use. It is reserved for selective purposes, and
its use by anyone other than the Rice Board of
Trustees and the president is not permitted.
Contact the Office of the Vice President
for Public Affairs at 713-348-6280 or e-mail
pubaffrs@rice.edu with any questions or special
requests.