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Riepe College House, University of Pennsylvania

Registration number 20061002E

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Riepe College House, University of Pennsylvania are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure, on a bend sinister Or, between an inkwell and quill Or and a garb Tenné ribboned Gules, three fleur-de-lys Argent.
Motto: Veritas et Honestas (Truth and Honor)


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Historical note

Riepe College House's (then known as Spruce College House) Martina Trucco's winning design for Riepe College House features a blue shield, diagonally dissected by a gold band. On the shield face are a sheaf of wheat (the harvest of one's hopes), and a quill pen and ink well (writing and educated employment). On the gold band, there are three fleurs-de-lis, symbols of purity and light, in silver. Blue signifies truth and loyalty, gold represents "elevation of the mind," and silver indicates peace and sincerity. Atop the shield is a single, bold unicorn in profile, which stands for extreme courage, virtue, and strength. The Riepe motto is "Veritas et Honestas" -- Truth and Honor.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, P, R

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