A circular device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, the overall diameter 3 inches (7.62 cm) the background horizontally divided blue above gray, over which is a yellow horizontal band bearing a black panther delineated gray. On the blue, an arced ?EIU'' in yellow letters 7/16 inch (1.11 cm) in height. On the gray portion an arced inscription "PANTHERS" in yellow letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) inch in height.
Blue and gray are the colors of the University. The panther is the University's mascot. The color yellow, alluding to gold, alludes to excellence and lofty standards academically, physically and in military science.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 16 July 1982.