Like Rice itself, Martel’s entrance is a sallyport built into the south wing. It is rumored that Jones College, jealous of the new building being constructed on their old parking lot, attempted to brand the Jones crest into the Martel foundation. However, their $500 cast-iron mold mysteriously disappeared 3 days before the planned prank and was never found again. In honor of Speros’ Greek heritage, the Martel crest is a maroon cross around which is quartered the white and baby-blue Greek flag opposite a Rice blue owl and MC logo.