Latin for "Let our light shine," Luceat lux nostra has been identified as the theme for Union's 19th president's inauguration. Inspired by this theme, the logo represents the start of a new day. The wings that frame the sun belong to Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn, who opens the gates of heaven each morning so the sun may rise. Each wing in the graphic is segmented into four parts representing the "pillars" identified to provide focus for inauguration events. The four pillars are service, Appalachia, Methodism and the liberal arts. These four pillars were chosen to highlight Union's strengths, mission and identity.