The university seal is a visual symbol that represents the university but it is not part of the logo system.

Created in 1973, the university seal helps tell the LMU story: Inside the shield, going clockwise from the top left, you can see the Society of Jesus crest, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary crest, a bear and star to represent California, and three angels to signify Los Angeles. The seal also includes the mottos of two of LMU’s founding religious orders: the Jesuits and the Marymount sisters.

The LMU seal is used primarily for academic purposes and is not meant to be used in place of the LMU logo. To request a copy of this art file, call 310.338.7039 or email

For questions about the presidential seal — which has Latin text — call 310.338.7039 or email