|The Graduate School: The Graduate School of James Madison University was established in 1954. The image of Mr. Madison's temple exemplifies his intelligence, his love of the classsics, natural beauty and the useful and practical ways of men, The civic architecture, reminiscent of the ancient republic of Rome, was chosen by James Madison to symbolize his vision for the new American republic. Madison's quote that, "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives" is at the hear of the graduate education.|
|College of Arts and Letters: The intertwined nature of the College of Arts and Letters logo represents the interconnection and mutual dependence of arts and letters at James Madison University.
|College of Business: The College of Business banner symbolizes the composition of the college and a focus on integration of the business disciplines and its curriculum. The blocks suggest the variety of majors offered by the college and their connectivity represents an interdisciplinary approach to learning. The use of JMU purple connotes the college as a vital component of the university community.|
|College of Education: The bars on the lower left of the banner indicate the various roads leading to JMU. The bars toward the right edge of the banner represent the many avenues available to students graduating from the College of Education. The unbroken circle portrays education as the link between who we were and who we have become. The bars at the top and bottom of the banner symbolize lifelong learning.|
|College of Integrated Science and Technology: The CISAT banner contains two distinctive elements: Leonardo Da Vinci’s "Canon of Man" image superimposed on part of a fractal image generated by the Mandelbrot set of equations. These two elements combine to represent the continual renaissance nature of science and its application in the context of contemporary society.|
|College of Science and Math: The Greek letter sigma is used to denote summation. For the College of Science and Mathematics banner, sigma represents the sum of all the processes, including biological, chemical, geological and physical, that govern the natural world from the small particle, symbolized by the atom, to the universe, represented by Earth as the nucleus of the atom.|
|College of Visual and Performing Arts: Traditional and contemporary typography inter-linked on a dramatic scarlet red banner capture the essence of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Like creative artists breaking the bounds of visual or performing arts space, the letters express an interdependence of each arts discipline, connecting us to our traditions while imagining new directions for our future.|
|University Studies: The mission of University Studies is to coordinate and support campus wide endeavors that enhance intellectual development and foster the enlightened citizenship of all undergraduates. The outreaching rays of the flag symbolize the academic projects we coordinate which encompass the JMU campus as a whole. The scroll design, entwined throughout the University Studies name, symbolizes University Studies' roole as an umbrella organization housing the Honors Program, General Education, University Advising, IdLS and the Dean's office for undeclared students.|