Irvine Valley College

Official Seal

The IVC seal is a stylized orange tree with an open book at its base and the Latin phrase: "a posse as esse," which translates to "from possibility to actuality," in a scroll below. It includes the year (1985) that the college first received its independent status, not its founding date (1979). The orange tree represents IVC's past, as the college was built on an orange grove.