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[Flag of Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute, New York] image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009



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Description of the flag

From www.lib.rpi.edu/Archives/gallery/symbols/flag.html :

The school flag was redesigned in 1994 and incorporates many of the elements in the elements in the Institute's original coat of arms.
Francisco Santos, 5 March 2003

Just for the record, I have seen the flag of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute flying, and it really does have those strong black lines.
John Ayer, 7 March 2003


Seal

[Seal of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] image located by Paul Bassinson, 19 December 2016
Source: www.lib.rpi.edu


Former flags

From www.lib.rpi.edu/dept/library/html/Archives/gallery/symbols/logos.html:

[Flag of Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute, New York] image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009

Some years after the Institute seal was created, Palmer Ricketts designed a flag described as: "a rectangle divided by a diagonal into two triangles, one cherry and one white, with the letters R. P. I. crossing the diagonal, the parts of the letters on the white background being cherry and the parts on the cherry background being white."
Ron Lahav, 1 February 2009

The description doesn't say which way the diagonal goes. This reconstruction places the cherry arbitrarily at hoist.
Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009

[Flag of Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute, New York] image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009

In later years, the official flag was white with a red Institute seal and red fringe.
Ron Lahav, 1 February 2009