Identity

Logo of UMY

The logo of UMY is derived from the logo of the Muhammadiyah organization. The UMY logo has a sun emitting twelve yellow lights.

At the center of the sun, the word “Muhammad” was written in Arabic which means followers of Muhammad.

logo-UMY

At the outer circle, the ‘syahadat’ (confession of faith) of Muslims is written in Arabic: “Asyhadu Anlaa ilaaha illa Allah” which means ‘I bear witness that no one deserves to be the worshiped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah’.

The sun shows the vitality and dynamics emitted by itself, bringing life to others.

Muhammadiyah analogizes itself as the Sun enlightening spiritual lives that the core is on creed syahadatain (Al-Anfal: 24).

The twelve sides of the Sun represent the souls of the Hawary people (twelve companions of Prophet Isa) who fought for the dignity of Islam. Muhammadiyah sees itself as a Hawary having high enthusiasm for amar ma’ruf nahi munkar, and whatever, whenever, and wherever Muhammadiyah performs is for Allah. (As-Shaff: 14).

The Sun is the core of the University logo emphasizing that UMY is one of the charitable efforts of Muhammadiyah upholding the principles of Muhammadiyah where all the activities of UMY are in line with the belief and goals of Muhammadiyah.

The ‘rice and cotton’ encircling the Sun show welfare and prosperity.

UMY is a higher education institution established by Muhammadiyah aimed at creating noble Muslims who will inherit the privilege and authority of building prosperous lives.

The five petals encircling the sun surrounding the rice and cotton represent the Pancasila being the official philosophical foundation of Indonesia which was established based on the five fundamental principles of Islam, namely: Syahadat, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca.

The words “Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta” are written surrounding the rice and cotton.

All of the symbols have green leaf background referring to patience, accuracy, and sincerity underlying UMY’s activities and endeavors performed for Allah.

Faculty Flags

UMY’s flag is colored green with the logo of UMY and writings in gold. Here are the faculty flag colors:

Faculty Flags

Motto

Unggul dan Islami (Excellence and Islamic values) are the guiding principles of UMY’s staff, faculty and administration unified in achieving the University goal.

UMY Motto

Hymn

Lyrics of UMY’s Hymn by Agus Kurnia Wibowo

Tegak berwibawa pancarkan cahayanya
Jiwa nan islami dan tulus mengabdi
Teguhkan iman teguhkan keyakinan
Berjuang demi sluruh umat madani
Merahnya smangat juang citra kebenaran
Selalu menjunjung tinggi Aqidah Islami
Putih tulus murni pancaran Ilahi
Berbudi pekerti luhur dan berbakti
Ikrar bakti Muhammadiyah rajin trampil berwibawa
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta berpribadikan
Wujudkan iman dan taqwa seluruh umat manusia
Slalu tumbuh dan bersemi dalam jiwa insani

Mars

Lyrics of UMY’s Mars by Agus Kurnia Wibowo

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Wadah kaum muda bertaqwa
Berbakti untuk nusa dan bangsa dan berjiwa ksatria
Wujudkan sarjana muslim berakhlaq mulia,
Cakap, percaya pada diri sendiri
Berguna bagi masyarakat dan negara dan civitas akademika
Kami tunas-tunas muda Muhammadiyah
‘kan selalu setia mencerdaskan kehidupan bangsa
Demi negara kita Republik Indonesia