In the early days of our Fraternity our Founders chose recognizable objects that would be representative symbols of the spirit of our guiding principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. They selected items of historical and traditional value and notability. The meaning and definitions of these symbols have not changed in our lifetimes, and likely will not change in the future.
- Jewel Diamond
The most precious of all gemstones representing brilliance, luster, always increasing in value, and an expression of the greatest gift of love when given.
- Flower Forget-Me-Not
A perennial flower with royal blue blossoms. It is everlasting, always remembered.
- Tree Oak
We have all heard from a parent or mentor at least once in our lives the story of the sturdy oak tree that grew from a small acorn. The oak is stately, sturdy, and sheltering.
- Colors Blue and Gold
Our color of blue is a royal blue color. It is elegant, a sign of pure deed and thought. A color in our nation's flag.
Our color of gold is called "old glory" gold. A color also found in the nation's flag (fringe and tassels). It represents the high value, respect, royalty, and a sign of love.
- Bird Golden Eagle
At the 1976 National Convention the delegates chose another symbol to further this richness of our history and traditions. They declared the golden eagle as a new Fraternity symbol. An eagle is often found as a standard or as a part of the seal of a nation. The golden eagle symbolizes strength, gracefulness, keenness of vision, and endurance.