August 15, 2020

Capital University officially decides to remove mascot

After a long and controversial process, Capital University has finally decided to remove their “Crusader” branding.

Details on why this became a hot button issue on campus can be found at this link.

The university believes this decision was necessary in order to make the campus feel more inclusive for students and faculty of varying religious affiliations and backgrounds.

While Capital is optimistic about this plan of action, they acknowledge that not everyone is going to be on-board with this.

The official statement reads, “At the same time, we know that this will be a difficult decision for many in the Capital family who have great pride and fond memories associated with Crusaders and Cappy.”

A link to the whole statement can be found here.

At this time, Capital has not actually determined what their next mascot will be, but until then, they will continue to identify as the Crusaders.

At 4 p.m. on July 15, Capital students are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting where they can ask questions and further discuss the matter. A link to the Zoom meeting has been emailed to all students.

  • Robert Cumberlander is the Editor-in-Chief of The Chimes and a junior at Capital University, majoring in Film and Media Production with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

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