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 University'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 use of the Texas State University Seal must be authorized by the president.