University of San Carlos Seal (Logo) Symbols and Meaning
This seal or logo is the symbol of the University of San Carlos.
The seven (7) full laurel leaves on each side surrounding the shield stand for excellence. The sets of leaves recall the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, fear of the Lord.
The upper left part of the shield has the globe surrounded and topped by the cross. This is the symbol of the SVD in the world.
The upper right part of the shield is Magellan's cross, symbol of Cebu where USC is located.
The three stars above the open book represent the three main island groupings of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao.
The open book symbolizes knowledge, education, and the Word of God.
Witness to the Word Banner
This is the identity of the Carolinians: Witness to the Word