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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

A blue rectangular shaped device with a blue arced scroll attached above and below, all edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, the scrolls separated from the central device by a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) white border, the overall dimensions 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width, in the center portion a yellow open book surmounted by a representation of the Chapel on the university campus, in white, detailed blue; on the upper scroll the inscription "HAMPTON" and on the lower scroll "UNIVERSITY" in white letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.

Blue and white are the colors of the University. The open book alludes to knowledge. The Chapel, the tallest structure on the campus, located near the center and the focal point of the numerous events in the daily activities of campus life, alludes to the dedication of the cadets to their endeavors and the lofty ideals of the University.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Hampton Institute on 29 August 1980. It was authorized for wear by Hampton University and amended to update description, cable numbers and to provide artwork and manufacturing drawing on 3 February 1997. (TIOH Drawing A-10S-140)

Shoulder Loop Insignia

A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2. 86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided horizontally, the upper half composed of a blue bar above a gold bar with blue wavy broken horizontal lines, a gold sun with rays issuing from the top of the gold bar; the lower half is divided vertically into two equal parts, that on the dexter being gold with a blue globe resting on a blue book, and that on the sinister blue with a gold plow. Beneath the shield, a blue scroll with the inscription "EDUCATION FOR LIFE" in gold capital letters.

The shoulder loop insignia was originally approved for the Hampton Institute on 27 July 1956. It was authorized for wear by Hampton University and amended to change the size on 29 December 1986.

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