There is still no answer to the age-old question, "What is a Blugold?"
Student Senate has formed a task force to examine additional mascot options. A February survey of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university indicated most respondents favored using a blue ox as a school mascot or continuing with no mascot. After the survey results were made public, Student Senate was presented with a petition to consider a mythical bird as a mascot.
Senate voted in March to conduct a survey of current students to include the blue ox, mythical bird, neither of these two and no mascot as options. Depending on the outcome, another mascot survey of the wider university community may be undertaken. The blue ox and no mascot were recommended by the committee appointed to research mascot possibilities.