The coat of arms of the University is described thus:
Argent, a Cross patee quadrate Gules; a Canton Azure, charged with a Chevron Or between three Lions rampant of the first.
The motto of the University:
Motto: "Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis" - taken from Psalm 86 in the Latin Psalter. In the New English Bible the line comes in Psalm 87 and is translated from the original as "her foundations are set upon the holy hills" ("her" refers to Zion).