The teaching faculty at Manhattan College and our community of Christian Brothers are committed to the five core principles set forth by John Baptist de La Salle, as represented by the five points of the Lasallian star:
The logo represents the College’s identity through three key elements encased in a traditional crest: the symbolic M representing the institutional name, the founding date 1853 positioned as the foundation and the Lasallian Star of Faith (“Signum Fidei”), which symbolizes the five core principles set forth by De la Salle. Those principles are faith in the presence of God, respect for all people, commitment to quality education, an inclusive community, and concern for the poor and social justice. The font and color selection are classic and true to the College’s heritage.
The College seal was adapted from the seal of the Institute of the Christian Brothers, which was adopted by the General Chapter of 1751. The shining star is positioned on a shield with the inscription, “Signum Fidei,” which is Latin for “sign of the faith.” The words “Manhattan College New York” encircle the seal of the Christian Brothers and were added at the time of Manhattan College’s inception.