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.
The seal features a faceted five-point star embraced by a wreath of native oak leaves, symbolizing strength, and laurel leaves, symbolizing victory in knowledge. Both trees are indigenous to this area.
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.