Residence Life Crests:
Beginning in the Summer of 2017, the Office of Residence Life commenced a process of creating a residential environment for students that would garner pride, community and unity within their residence halls. This included creating unique residence hall crests that embodied unique architectural elements from each residence hall.
The final phase of this process was creating a crest for the Office of Residence Life which embodied our office mission and the Gryphon Society. The result of this was a crest inclusive of three main elements: the Star of Bethlehem, a Gryphon and a keyhole.
The Star of Bethlehem represents the broader South Bethlehem community that all residents of Lehigh University are a part of and our work to strengthen the relationship with this community. The Gryphon represents the Gryphon Society, our keepers of the gold, who serve as student leaders in the residence halls. Finally, the keyhole at the center of the crest symbolizes our overall mission to create a living environment in which our students will be engaged, challenged, and encouraged to realize their full academic and personal potential.