UPDATE: A New Gonfalon Flies at Graduation!
FACS chose and unveiled our new symbol, the one on the right, at the graduation in Winter 2015, and I happily graduated under this banner in spring 2016.
The four gender-neutral figures represent the four departments in the college, as well as different life stages. The triangle above represents both the hierarchy of needs, as well as shelter that all families and consumers need to function well. Thus, the symbol represents FACS's desire to conduct research and educational outreach programs, and to do this to ensure the best outcomes of the people we study and serve.
Learn more about the amazing College of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as the majors they offer, here.
Excerpt from petition:
"Changing the icon to the Betty Lamp will bring the departments in the College of Family and Consumer Science closer together under the common cause of showing humanity to people of all gender identities, sexual orientation, and family structure.
Our goal is to change the banner...so every graduating class from now on will enter society under a banner of inclusion."