The first official seal of the University was designed by Hank Schubert, director of the Learning Resources Department in the 1960s. He based it on the earliest views of Florida from space.
The linked-letters logo was a popular University symbol in the 1970's.
One of the first employees of FAU's Graphics Department, Steve Kika '80, '87, designed the first owl logo. This perky symbol appeared on FAU T-shirts in the 1980s.
Nicknamed "the thumbprint," this logo was designed by a student in the early 1990s. It was the winning entry in a student competition.
When football made its debut at FAU, the owl took on a combative new look.
In 2005 - after an 18-month process that sough input from more than 4,000 members of the FAU community and with the help of a nationally known design firm - FAU unveiled new branding images that include a University Logo, an Athletics/Spirit Logo and a University Seal. They maintain a unified look through a wide variety of applications.