SRI COLLEGE CAMPUS
SRI College ceremonial occasions begin with the entrance of the College Mace, carried by College Registrar. The mace symbolizes the College’s governing bodies worldwide and is present only when the president and regents are in attendance. It signifies the proceedings have official sanction.
The tradition of the mace derives from mediaval times in England, when the mace was held by a bodyguard for dignitaries at ceremonial functions. Ceremonial maces are used by governing bodies worldwide.
The SRI College mace is seen only at College Graduation ceremonies. As an ancient symbol of authority, it reminds us that college is the custodian for enduring traditions of learning and the power they bestow upon those who come to learn. It is also a reminder that the learning process has not always been comfortable and easy.
It is four feet in lenght and five pound in weight. The mace is made of cherrywood with gold-plated bronze accents. The College seal is displayed on a silver plated medal at the top of mace.