A yellow disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border between two blue arced scrolls, one attached above the disc and one attached below the disc. The overall dimensions are 4 inches (10.16 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.62 cm) at its widest point; on the yellow disc, a blue demi-dragon. On the top scroll, the inscription ''DREXEL''; on the bottom scroll, the inscription ''UNIVERSITY'', all in yellow letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.
Blue and yellow are the school colors. The dragon is the school's mascot.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 20 October 1972. It was amended to add subdued colors, metric measurements, and update the description and symbolism on 28 February 1992.