Our Symbols

  • Official colors: silver, gold, and blue

    Official jewels: the sapphire and the pearl 

    Official symbol: the compass


    badgeThe badge is a gold letter "Theta" set with pearls, superimposed upon plain gold letters "Phi" and "Alpha." The badge of Theta Phi Alpha is worn only by initiated members and is at once a means of identification and a source of pride to the wearer. The Fraternity badge is to be worn over the heart and is always placed above any other piece of jewelry.

    pledge_pinThe New Member Pin is a square badge in black enamel with a gold compass in the center, and a gold border.


    crestThe coat of arms is a crest formally described as follows: azure (blue), a bend (a diagonal band), between a double cross-crosslet (a cross figure with two transverse beams on each arm and top) fitchy degreed (with the bottom section pointed, and longer than the others), and a Tudor rose or (gold), latter seeded sable (the rose has black seeds).

    Mantling (a cloak-like arch), azure doubled or (blue combined with gold). Over an esquire's helmet, the crest, an open book argent (silver), edged or (edged in gold), charged (imprinted) with two fleur-de-lis azure (blue conventionalized irises). Motto, Theta Phi Alpha in Greek, upper and lowercase.

    penguinThe penguin was officially adopted as the Theta Phi Alpha mascot in 1987.


    whiteroseThe official flower of Theta Phi Alpha is the white rose.



    More information can be found on our National Website.