Do not elect a new symbol or mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek via "Campus Spirit Revival"

As students, alumni, and fans of the University of Illinois, we have not yet been able to bring back Chief Illiniwek as the official symbol of the University that we love. That does not mean that we do not still consider The Chief as our symbol in our hearts and minds. To select a new mascot or symbol is to push out the hope of bringing back what is such an integral part of the spirit of our University and what it means to be a Fighting Illini. Signing this petition signifies that instead of selecting one of the options for mascot that are brought to the University of Illinois administration on February 7th, 2013, you are instead stating that no symbol presented is better than Chief Illiniwek and that you would rather continue to have no official symbol. Please pass this petition on to anyone that feels strongly for Chief Illiniwek and the University of Illinois, most importantly current University of Illinois students. Current students please use your University of Illinois email address when signing this petition so we can show that this stance is well supported by current Fighting Illini. Let’s do this for The University of Illinois Fighting Illini!

Joshua Good
University of Illinois - College of ACES Class of 2010
University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015



  • Matthew Travis I went to U of I in the 1980's. I chose the school over ones that many consider to be more "prestigious" and was proud to do so. It's a pathetic shame that the once-great U of I has let itself turn into a miserable copy-cat of those mealy-mouhed, politically correct and intolerant "presitgious" institutions in California and the northeast... the ones I elected not to attend for the very same reason. Midswesterners are supposed to be more reasonable than those on the coasts - not try to emulate them and their faults.

  • Elizabeth A. Franck Alumni - B.S. - 1975 and M.A. - 1980

    I do miss Chief Illiniwek....

  • Howard Harrod As an alumnus (MS '57) I am sick of the political correctness mentality at the U of I and long for the day UI regains the respect it once had. If you need a model, look to Hillsdale College.

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