On a black disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, a yellow eagle displayed grasping in dexter talons, a yellow globe; in sinister talons, a yellow Latin cross; in its beak, a yellow scroll; charged on its breast, an escutcheon paly of thirteen white and red and a chief yellow, all below a red lyre and between thirteen white stars, six to dexter and seven to sinister; all within a circular black designation band edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border and inscribed "COLLEGIVM GEORGIOPOLITANVM" arcing above the numerals "1789" between two bullets, all white. The overall dimension is 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter.
The escutcheon on the spread eagle is reminiscent of the Great Seal of the United States and signifies the proximity of the University to the nation's capitol and the seat of government. The eagle grasps a globe and cross symbolizing knowledge and religion and reflects the cadet's pursuit of education at a religious institution of higher learning. The lyre represents the full and harmonious development of the mind and body of the cadets within the ROTC program. The stars reflect the original thirteen colonies and allude to the University's history as the oldest Catholic University in America, founded the same year as the U.S. Constitution.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 14 April 1994. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-123)