The crest of Cross River University of Technology depicts a shield housing a checked board with the acronym of the university on top.
The shield represents strength indicating the power of science and technology to enhance quality human life and maintain a balance between man and environment.
The checked board represents the quest for knowledge and research, which the university hopes to inspire in its staff and students to make them excel and contribute to the growth and development of society.
The university colors are white and blue. White represents peace and progress, which the university hopes to bring to Cross River State, Nigeria and mankind in general. The blue color represents excellence, hard work, and dedication, which are the hallmarks of the university in all its activities.