THE MEANING OF THE NDSU SYMBOL
Throughout history, people have used symbols to identify themselves.
Sometimes these are public symbols, to demonstrate support for a cause to
everyone; sometimes they are private symbols, to allow people to identify
themselves to others like them. Think of the marked doors in the Passover
story, of the brightly lit candle in the window in the history of the Underground
Railroad. Think of the obscure symbols on buttons; think of the school logos
on students' ballcaps; think of the familiar ways of speaking that tell you
the stranger in front of you is a friend.
Throughout history, people have used symbols to identify themselves. We use a braid to demonstrate our commitment to the way a diverse group of strands can come together to make something strong and sure. We use a braid to symbolize the many different fabrics out of which the disability cloth is made. We use a braid to symbolize the many different threads in our communities that, together, make a thick rope.
Throughout history, there have been symbols: ours is a braid.
Colors For Unity
Textures For Diversity
In Ourselves, History, and Disability
Growing from Souls to Strong Plants
In the Fight for Our Equal Rights
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
For more information, contact Sarah Triano at 773-463-4776 (V/Relay), 773-463-5154 (Fax) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
NDSU Logo Made By:
Nancy Lu Rosenheim, 773-262-1623, email@example.com
The following text captions are for images on this page:
1. National Disabled Students Union in orange,
purple, and green lettering.
2. NDSU Home Button in orange with black lettering
3. The Braid Button in orange with black lettering
4. NDSU Listserv Button in orange with black lettering
5. Leave Out Button in orange with black lettering
6. Links Button in orange with black lettering
7. Contact Us Button in orange with black lettering
8. The NDSU Logo - a vertical braid in orange, green, and purple on a white canvas background, with the letters NDSU alongside it in black. At the bottom of the braid, the different colored strands are connected by a blue band (blue symbolizing truth).