After receiving over 400 suggestions, Governors State University has narrowed its choices for an official mascot down to four: the Bengals, the Prairie Wolves, the Jaguars and the Gladiators.
The university is soliciting the help of students, faculty, staff and the extended community once again for help in making the final choice.
The final choice for the GSU mascot will be a combination of the community and university input. The community is able to vote for one week by visiting http://www.govst.edu/mascotmatchup.
By going to that web address, voters will see the four groups of designs, one for each mascot. Voters will vote for one group in its entirety, not just one image.
During that weeklong period, anyone can vote for one of the final four as many times as they want. Voting officially begins Monday, April 7 and ends at midnight Monday, April 14.
A combination of the votes tallied and university officials’ input will ultimately determine who the very first GSU mascot is.
Voters are also encouraged to attend the Mascot Match-up 3-on-3 basketball tournament April 10, at 3 p.m. Four basketball teams, each representing one of the four GSU mascot choices, will battle it out for supremacy.
The official announcement of the university mascot is scheduled for the first week of May. Prizes will go to those who submitted the four finalists.