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The Rice University sealUniversity-seal

The Rice University seal features three Athenian owls, symbolic of wisdom, which were patterned 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 email pubaffrs@rice.edu with any questions or special requests.