The Symbol, the Crescent Moon
The Meaning of KG's Symbol
Kwansei Gakuin's symbol, the crescent moon, represents its purpose of education, growth to fullness in knowledge and wisdom. The educational system at this institution is built on its motto, " Mastery for Service, as envisioned by Dr. C.J.L. Bates, the fourth Chancellor, when Kwansei Gakuin was an all-male institution. The university encourages students not only to strive for the mastery of academic knowledge for their own career, but also to nurture their personality and character for the purpose of serving others.