||This is the stand-alone Tiger mascot mark.
The Tiger has been the mascot since 1914.
No one knows for certain how it came to be FHSU’s mascot, but the Tiger
may have been the brainchild of W.A. Lewis, the president of the Western Branch
Normal School (FHSU), who came to Hays from Missouri.
Many tigers have represented FHSU over the
years, but on April 3, 2000, the current mascot was unveiled. It
is now the only acceptable image of the university’s Tiger.
At the annual TailGreat on Sept. 9, 2000,
the mascot was officially named Victor E. Tiger. We encourage you
to use Victor E.’s name.
There are five official versions of the
mascot – a black version, a gray-scale version, a 2-color black-bearded
version, a 2-color gray-bearded version, and a version suitable for reproduction
on dark backgrounds. Both color versions are black and gold (Pantone Matching
System color 130).
The mascot must have a ® with it when
it is reproduced in color on a commercial product. “™” should
be used on all other versions of the Tiger.
The cheer squad uses a mascot costume to
promote Tiger athletics. You may contact the Department of Athletics to have
the costumed mascot present at special university events and public relations
opportunities. The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technology (CTELT)
also has a selection of photos of Victor E. Tiger in various poses.
Using the University Mascot
You may use the mascot as a decorative element
on a page. You can re-size it; however, be sure to do it proportionally. You
may also lighten it in order to use it as a background on a Web page or as a
watermark on a printed publication.
The Tiger reproduces best if it is on a
light-colored background. You can download it at http://www.fhsu.edu/urm/logos.
GIF versions are available for Web use and TIFF, PDF and Adobe Illustrator
versions are available for all printed publications.
If you need a different version of the mascot
for a special application, contact University Relations.