Crest History & Meaning: The Laurel Wreath is typically symbolic of victory and often associated with academic achievement (for instance, the Poet Laureate). The wreath consists of 12 leaves, each one symbolizing one of the original 12 commons (including the planned Smith/Perkins commons). The eighth leaf counterclockwise from the upper left represents Cockrell-McIntosh. The eight leaf represents Cockrell-McIntosh Commons because in the 8th month of the year school begins. Inside the wreath, the arches in front of Cockrell-McIntosh Hall are depicted. The sun rising symbolizes beginnings, and light (truth). Joseph Elmore Cockrell was a judge and involved with the Law School, which is why the swords are included, which traditionally symbolizes justice.
Motto History & Meaning: The Cockrell-McIntosh Commons motto is "Servetium et Doctrina", which translates to "Service and Scholarship." The Cockrell-McIntosh Motto is in Latin to reflect that one of our Namesakes, Professor McIntosh, was a language professor.
What We Hold Important (some might call them values): Respect, Diversity, Knowledge, and Growth
Diversity Statement: We shall empower and defend the individual here in Cockrell-McIntosh Commons. We will respect and care for all members, in order to create an environment where members feel they have a safe space to explore, grow, and learn. To create a space where you can do you. We shall advocate for one another and challenge each other to think beyond our own points of views. We will lead with love and learning above all else.