College Seal Myth, History Revealed

"When visiting campus, prospective students are warned that if a student steps on the college seal on Britton Plaza outside of the HUB, they will not graduate on time, a myth of unknown origins, according to Greg Moyer, director of admissions recruitment.

This myth now also claims that if a prospective student steps on the seal, they will not gain admission to the college and if a parent steps on the seal, their child will not get financial aid.

‘[The myth] may have started my senior year 2005-2006,’ posed Moyer. Many schools across the world also uphold this superstitious tradition and others similar to it." …