The Benedictine College Tartan

Benedictine College created an official tartan designed for the school. The tartan, which was designed internally by Sue Durkin, Special Assistant to President for Events, and Amy Nell, creative director, has been approved by the Scottish Register of Tartans. 

“Benedictine College has an officially approved tartan—or plaid—that is ours alone and cannot be replicated,” said Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis. “But this isn’t just any tartan. The tartan registered for Benedictine College is uniquely us.” 

The design incorporates much of the history, mission and background of the college.

The Benedictine College Tartan with the Official Registry.

  • The four black boxes represent the four pillars of Benedictine College (Catholic, Benedictine, Liberal Arts, Residential).
  • The three red lines reflect the college’s mission statement and stand for community, faith and scholarship.
  • The two white lines represent the college’s two founding institutions, St. Benedict’s College and Mount St. Scholastica College
  • The gold line is a symbol of Our Lady and represents the Consecration of the college to Jesus through her.

Official Benedictine College Tartan items are available in The Raven Store inside the Haverty Center on campus or online.

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