The motto of LCH is "semper ad meliora," or "always onward toward better things." 

During Fall 2016, the Traditions Commission hosted conversations about what residents believe it means to be part of the LCH community. They called for residents to submit suggestions for statements that capture the LCH experience and hosted an online poll to select the motto. Residents voted to select "semper ad meliora" to signify a desire to continously grow and develop, both as individuals and as a house community.