Remember: our logo will be rendered on fabric. As such, the design should stay away from anything that will be difficult to reproduce using textiles. Simple, clean lines are probably best.
We’d like to see some logos with traditional academic symbols incorporated. We’ve considered incorporating a mortarboard (the cap from a graduation ceremony’s cap and gown), an ionic column, and a school crest (see Harvard's for an example). Any other classic symbols of old school conservatism will do.
Of course, we’re also interested in entries without academic symbols in them (i.e., just the letters "PH" with a background and some simple decoratives. Incorporating academic symbols is not mandatory.
Finally, if a flash of inspiration generates a brilliant logo using the full company name ("Penance Hall"), submit it, but our size constraints and use of textiles narrow the likelihood that using our full name will work.