Campbellsville University, my alma mater and employer, has recently released a new school logo.
I am personally impressed and excited about the new design and branding. CU is taking a bold step to publicly identify herself as a Christ-centered, Christian university. Religious colleges and universities are plentiful in America. There are over 500 universities with some level of religious affiliation.
However, a Christ-centered university is different. A Christ-centered university attempts to offer students more than just a Christian environment that is safe. It seeks to foster spiritual development by teaching a Christian worldview. It seeks to produce Christian servant-leaders in all academic disciplines which love their field of study and love the Lord.
The steeple is the newest addition to the logo and represents a significant statement about our identity as a university. The image is taken from the Ransdell Chapel, a centerpiece of our campus. The Ransdell Chapel was completed in 2006, the first time CU has had a chapel on her campus.
Much like Solomon’s temple in the Old Testament, the chapel has centralized God’s leadership and presence at CU. The chapel provides students with a place for weekly worship and prayer. It is a place to where students can hear and be challenged by biblical preaching. It is a place where every Freshman is trained in Christian leadership, character and stewardship. The chapel is more than a auditorium to hold graduation commencement and recitals. It is a place where God is glorified, Christ is exalted and the Gospel is regularly heard.
This new logo says a lot to me. It says CU is seeking to honor God in all our ways and to ignite a passion in our student’s hearts, minds, AND SOULS.