William and Mary Tribe Logo

William and Mary Tribe Logo
The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has a pretty cluttered, yet memorable athletic emblem featuring a griffin.

Meaning and history

William and Mary Tribe Logo history


The griffin, which is a mythical creature with the eagle’s head and lion’s body, became the school’s official mascot in 2010. However, it was not until 2018 that it made it to the William and Mary Tribe logo.
Before the griffin logo, the college used primarily typographic wordmarks. In 1959-2008, these wordmarks focused on the letters “W” and “M,” while the two logos used during the period between 2009 and 2017 were dominated by the word “Tribe” in a beautiful handwritten font.