NATIONAL DISABLED STUDENTS UNION
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