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About Our Coat of Arms

Ben Chirlin (SEAS ’11), a Senior ITA in Riepe College House designed our coat of arms in 2009.
The Symbols: The ring rising from the shield symbolizes fidelity. The circles symbolize preservation & protection. The triangle formed by the lightning bolts symbolizes engineering. The lightning bolts symbolize swiftness & power.

The Colors: Gold signifies generosity and elevation of the mind. White signifies peace & sincerity. Blue signifies truth & loyalty. Black signifies constancy.

The motto: Fidelitas et Tutamen means Loyalty & Protection.
Our year round support shows loyalty to our residents and to the College House academic mission. Our commitment is to provide a safe computing environment by protecting technology and the network in our College Houses.