Graphic Elements

Brescia’s graphic elements are an embodiment of the University’s distinct personality, while also presenting a visual reflection of our past and celebration of our bold future. Brescia’s two defined graphic elements include:

Brescia Crest

Designed and introduced to our community in 1924, the crest features the Latin phrase “Fides et Veritas”, which translates to “Faith and Truth”. This passage represents the University’s hope that its students will find clarity and wisdom through their education in an atmosphere of living faith.

The crest features a central dividing cross, which separates the crest into four discernible quadrants. The cross symbolizes the Torch of Faith and Knowledge, and represents the path to the possession of heavenly rewards – symbolized by the crown and stars. The four quadrants are comprised of the following:

  • Upper left quadrant: the symbol of St. Ursula
  • Upper right quadrant: Mystical Rose
  • Lower left quadrant: the Book
  • Lower right quadrant: the symbols of Faith, Hope and Charity
PNG Files
To download: Click on the file you wish to download and it will open in a new window. Right click on the image and choose ‘Save image as’ and save it to your computer. EPS files will be saved to your computer automatically and can be opened with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop.

• Full Colour (254 KB)
• Black and White (202 KB)

EPS Files
To download: Click on the file you wish to download and it will open in a new window. Right click on the image and choose ‘Save image as’ and save it to your computer. EPS files will be saved to your computer automatically and can be opened with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop.

• Full Colour (783 KB)
• Black and White (837 KB)


Heptagon

The heptagon was included in Brescia’s graphic elements in 2017. Its seven sides represent the original seven students in Brescia’s first graduating class.