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!
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