The National Crest
The Coat-of Arms of Alpha Delta Gamma is as follows: the shield is of flat top, with a round base of simple arc, divided per enclosure and per mounted chevron by four fields of ruby red or sky blue. The right upper section is charged with the crown of nobility upon a field of ruby red. The left upper section is charged with a burning torch on a field of sky blue. The right lower section is charged with a Greek cross on a field of sky blue. The lower left section is charged with a dagger pointed toward the center on a field of ruby red. A helmet of armor with bars open and fronting is imposed upon the shield and topped with three plumes. At the base of the shield is a scroll bearing the Greek words: “Gnosthentes Eph Philon” which translated expresses the idea “known among friends” or “known by friends” or “a man is known by his friends.”
The helmet of armor represents highest authority, the baton supports this idea. The crown is symbolic of nobility of origin and character. The torch symbolizes social justice which is characteristic of the Fraternity. The dagger symbolizes the power of self-protection and independence. The nine stars represent the active chapters of the Fraternity mounted on and dependant upon the chevron, which symbolizes the National Chapter. The blood red represents the courage and the sky blue represents the faithfulness of the members in their loyalty to the Fraternity.