Strake Jesuit Seal and Mascot
The Seal of Strake Jesuit is rich in symbolism. The school colors green (vert) and white (argent) predominate. The cross is the red cross of the Crusaders, symbolizing the mascot of the school. This cross was worn on the right shoulder of the person joining in a Crusade reminding the Christian knights to take up the cross and follow Christ. The Latin motto Sic Deus Vult ("God wills it so") was the battle cry of the Crusaders. The upper third of the shield bears in its center a spur star (molet) representing the Lone Star of Texas. On either side of the star is a horseshoe. These symbols were taken from the coat of arms of the Kostka family – princes of Poland. St. Stanislaus Kostka, the most illustrious member of this family and who died as a Jesuit at a young age, is the patron of the school. Above the shield is a wreath of two twisted ribbons which was worn above the knight's helmet. Above this crest wreath is the monogram of the Society of Jesus. The Greek letters IHS are the first three letters of the name of Jesus as it is spelled in Greek. This is between a Latin cross and the three nails of the passion and is encircled by a crown of thorns and a sunburst of glory.
In keeping with the themes in the school seal, the mascot of Strake Jesuit was chosen to be The Crusaders. A tall, polychrome statue of Crusader "George" – named after Mr. George W. Strake, one of the major benefactors of the school – is often present at many competitive events as a tangible symbol representing The Crusaders.