New Orleans Privateers Logo

New Orleans Privateers Logo
A stylized pirate has been the centerpiece of the athletic logo of the University of New Orleans located in the Lake Terrace/Lake Oaks since at least 1982. During this period, the emblem has gone through four modifications.

Meaning and history

New Orleans Privateers logo history


The New Orleans Privateers logo of 1982 featured the pirate’s head in white and bright red. He was facing forward and wearing a blue hat. The following version (1996) depicted the angled view of the pirate with the name of the team placed to the right.
In 2011, the university adopted an emblem where the pirate was shown with the steering wheel on the background. The current version was introduced in 2013.