Governors State University campus expands, mascot needed

Governors State University officials say the suburban Chicago school has narrowed down the search for an official mascot to four choices.
April 9, 2014 3:11:48 PM PDT
Governors State University will welcome its first freshman class this fall as it transitions to a four-year school. As part of the change - the school is asking for help to select a mascot.

The school received more than 400 suggestions, but says the next mascot will be the Bengals, the Prairie Wolves, the Jaguars or the Gladiators. The one that's chosen will be the school's first mascot.

Community members can vote for their favorite designs. Voting starts online at on Monday and ends on April 14.

The final choice will be a combination of university input and community opinion. It will be unveiled May 6.

The University is expanding its campus building the school's first student residence hall. GSU has also renovated its gym, which includes a competitive level floor in anticipation of its mascot and athletic teams.