House Crest

House Crest

Design cues were taken from the numerous seals and symbols evident in the architecture of the Gothic wings of Alice Cook House.

Keys: symbolize the joint governance of the house by students and faculty. 

Book: represents scholarship. 

Lions: are traditional symbols of the houses in the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. They also represent the welcoming of everyone into the house, even the beasts of the field.

Unum: is the Latin word for one, as Alice Cook is the first of the five new Houses. 

MMIV: "2004", the year of our founding. 

Apple branches: reflect the native natural beauty of upstate New York. 


Design by: Juliana Eisner '05, Sara Jeruss '05 and Hanoch Feit '07