For six decades since its birth in 1946, the University of the East has had blue and gold as its institutional colors. However, upon the University’s admission to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) in 1952, UE would banner red and white as its UAAP colors as NU, a UAAP founding member-school, also had blue and gold as its colors.
Thus, UE has since been better known through the colors of red and white, thanks to the exploits of its UE Red Warriors teams through the years, and the fact that the UAAP is widely covered by various media.
Fast forward to June 18, 2009, when the UE Board of Trustees approved the changing of UE’s institutional colors to red and white, to help foster a stronger sense of identity within the University and to consolidate its marketing efforts. An ad hoc committee chaired by then UE Executive Vice President Carmelita G. Mateo was formed to draft the implementing rules and guidelines for the use of the new University colors, which cover its use on the University Seal and Flag, among others.
The red and white UE seal was launched in September 2009, during UE’s 63rd Foundation Anniversary.
Ten more UE milestones are up ahead in the run-up to the University’s 75th Foundation Anniversary in September 2021…
…and we thank you for being part of us, dear Warrior members of the UE community!