This is a very old entry — images are small, formatting is off.
Finally! A university logo designed by one of its students: “During research, [Western Washington University’s] strong sense of place — its beautiful location near the Cascades and beside Bellingham Bay and the Puget Sound — was a primary quality about Western that inspired prospective students and others. As such, the abstract logo design — by Western student Branson Anderson — captures Western’s unique sense of place: the soaring beauty of Mount Baker and the waves of nearby waters.” Links to press release and online brand guidelines. Founded in 1893, WWU is funded by the state of Washington and has approximately 14,000 students.