On a maroon disc 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter overall, edged with a narrow yellow border, three (3) maroon torches with yellow outlines and details interwoven with a maroon scroll outlined and inscribed VIRES, ARTRES, MORES, in yellow encircled by a maroon designation band edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border with the inscription “FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY” at top and “1857” at bottom all in yellow letters.
Garnet and gold are the university colors.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally 2 July 1957. It was amended to add metric measurements and subdued colors on 15 April 1993, currently amended to include an updated manufactured drawing on 29 April 2014. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-108)