The University seal contains a torch and a book titled Malamalama
in the center of a circular map of the Pacific,
surrounded by the state motto, Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono
("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness").
The University motto, inscribed in both the Hawaiian and English languages on Founders' Gate at the Mānoa campus is
Maluna a'e o na lahui a pau ke ola ke kanaka
("Above all nations is humanity").