Choose Your Champion

This is a pivotal moment for Capital University. After careful deliberation and discussions spanning a period of several months, a decision was made to retire our Crusader nickname. Our goal is to find a mascot that is a strong representation of this great institution. Through March 1, 2021, we invite you to share your ideas so that together we can find a nickname that best represents who we are. Thank you for joining us as we Choose Your Champion.

Be a Game Changer

What’s in a nickname? A lot more than you might think. What we choose to call ourselves speaks volumes. It’s not just the identity of our athletics teams and mascot, or what we wear on T-shirts. It’s a way to tell the world who we are – and what’s important to us as CapFam.

That’s why we need your help, CapFam. What will best represent and unify our community going forward? We know the bright minds of our more than 3,000 students, 47,500 alumni around the world, our dedicated faculty and staff, and countless community members can lead the way.

So drop us a note with your ideas and share a quick explanation about why your picks are best for Capital University’s future.

Submit an Idea


What connects to Capital University's culture and traditions?


What can invoke pride in the campus community?


What will CapFam rally around for decades to come?

Our Committee

All submissions will be reviewed by a diverse committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni, athletes and non-athletes represented across the Bexley, Trinity and Law School campuses. We’ll be accepting nominations through March 1, 2021, so feel free to think through your selections and discuss with your closest friends. After we collect and evaluate ideas, the committee will share the top picks with the public for a vote later this spring.

Submit Your Ideas

We will be accepting nominations through March 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please email us at


This project will take place over multiple phases. More information and dates will be shared as we progress through the process.

Submit Your Ideas

February 2021

Submit your ideas through March 1, 2021.

Gather and Evaluate

March 2021

The Mascot Committee will review all of your ideas and narrow it down to the top picks.

Choose Your Champion

Spring 2021

We'll share the top picks with the community and put it to a vote!