A Shield-shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Blue border, blazoned as follows: Azure, two square flanches Tenné, surperimposed by a mullet Azure (Dark Blue) throughout overall issuant from base a cubit arm holding a torch all Argent (Silver Gray), the torch enflamed of the second garnished of the third. Attached below the shield, a Silver Gray scroll inscribed "CITY UNIVERSITY", in Dark Blue letters. The overall dimensions are 3-1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width.
Blue, orange, silver gray and indigo are the colors of the University. The shape of the shield is taken from the shield on the New York City seal. The five arms of the pall and chevron reversed represent the boroughs of the City. The arm and torch are from the Statue of Liberty.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorize 28 June 2013. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-206)