Registration number 20061002H
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Rodin College House, University of Pennsylvania are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
The college's website: http://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/house_info/coa.html
Muhammad Zeeshan Amin (College '01) designed the winning design for Rodin (then Hamilton) College House. The three cinquefoils across the top of the shield signify the three high rises. They symbolize the hope and joy of residents, and the red color reflects magnanimity. The nebuly, or line below the cinquefoils, signifies clouds and air -- a tribute to the vistas seen from the heights of the high rises. An inverted red triangle (a "pile" in engineering terms) dominates the shield, connoting the triangular pattern of the high rises in relation to one another and the engineering "feat" of 24-story buildings. A buck stands in the shield's center -- reflecting the peace and harmony of Rodinians, as well as their readiness to charge ahead. A bright sun lies behind the buck, and it is flanked by blue triangles that connote loyality among residents. Finally, the crescent compliments the sun and stands for honor. The motto "To Be, Rather Than To Seem" instructs Rodinians to draw inspiration from the building's physical stature and become "higher, taller, more graceful and more outstanding" than mere appearances. The motto is in English rather than Latin due to the modernity of the House's architecture.