We, the students, faculty, alumni, administration, community and friends of the University of Utah, hereby call on President Pershing and the ASUU to refrain from altering the University of Utah fight song, "Utah Man".
I am a fourth generation WOMAN at the University of Utah. My grandmother, at the age of 82, still proudly sings this song. I just don't believe that there was ever any intent to exclude women from this song. I also don't believe that there is any proof that when the lyrics were first written it was meant to refer to males only.
as a die hard 'Ute Fan Faithful' fanatic I really don't see why people are getting all worked up over this #UtahManAmI ordeal? It will play out in favor of not changing any lyrics and even if they did attempt to change them I guarantee that 99.9% of Ute fans will refuse it and NOT sing it any different at games/events.
Relax 'U' cannot change a 100+ year old tradition #YeahItllBeOkay
Kristobal Batty Reyes
When the lyrics were first written the pronoun was not written to refer to women and definitely was not written to include non-gender conforming individuals, but as a synonym for male. I don't understand why people could fight so adamantly under the guise of tradition. Why is it so difficult to recognize the negative experiences of others? As a university are we so apathetic that we would not even consider for a moment the sentiment and narratives of our peers?
Dan Peters, United States3 months ago
Jack Heilpern, United States3 months ago
Mark Larsen3 months ago
- We are now live!