The William & Mary Griffin is the university’s official mascot and is always represented with official artwork. Because the university’s athletic identity is the “Tribe” and not the “Griffins,” it is essential that the Griffin be portrayed in a way that causes no confusion or uncertainty on that point. In order to communicate this clearly, the Griffin most often appears accompanied by the Tribe Script at its feet.


Depictions of the Griffin must never deviate from the official illustration. With legs and tail of William & Mary Gold and wings and beak of William & Mary Green and Spirit Gold, the Griffin uses a combination of three of the four official university colors. In order to provide visual dimension, the Griffin is outlined with an additional dark green (Pantone 5535). Portions of the Griffin’s official artwork may be used at the communicator’s discretion, but this must be practiced with care and under the review of peer communicators.