|[IMAGE: SIUE University Seal ]||University Seal|
|[IMAGE: SIUE University Seal]|
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seal prominently features a torch, the symbol of both enlightenment and knowledge. Interlocking laurel leaves surrounding the torch are a time-honored symbol of education. The year of SIUE's founding (1957) is depicted within the banner enveloping the seal. The stars below the banner represent SIUE's three campuses- The Edwardsville campus, the School of Dental Medicine in Alton, and the East St. Louis Center.