The lone star motif of the Texas State University seal is inspired by the seal of the State of Texas, which established the university in 1899.
Texas State’s seal features a lone, faceted five-point star embraced by a wreath of native oak leaves — symbolizing strength — and laurel leaves, symbolizing victory in knowledge. Both are indigenous to this area and abound on campus.
The university name encircles the wreath and star, and a rope border symbolizes Texas' pioneer heritage.
The Texas State University Seal is to be used only by the president of the university in official documents.