Our Mascot: A Community Engagement Process

Update: The mascot survey is now closed. Thank you for your input! The Mascot Steering Committee is wrapping up its work and will submit a final report to the President shortly. Thank you!

Does the mascot name “Pioneers” represent the values of our community?

It’s a question that has come up more frequently among the campus community in recent years. Because this is a topic that deserves thoughtful attention and serious consideration, the college initiated campus dialogues about the mascot last spring.

President Holmes-Sullivan has now tasked a steering committee with leading a thorough process to engage our community in a conversation around the Pioneer mascot and our values, and to collect feedback to inform a path forward.

You are invited to participate in this process. Members of the community will have several ways to engage in reflection through participation in Community Dialogue sessions in October and November, and to provide input through mechanisms such as an online survey. The steering committee will collect feedback and present an informed recommendation to President Holmes-Sullivan in Spring 2024 about whether to retain the Pioneers mascot and, if not, what a new mascot might be.

To ask questions, reach out to the Steering Committee at: mascot@lclark.edu.