This is the University Mascot

Tiger Black and White 
Tiger Black and White with Gray beard
University Mascot-Tiger color blackbeard
University Mascot-Tiger color greybeard
University Mascot-Tiger in Circle
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 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.
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