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. Thank you for joining us as together, we Choose Your Champion.

Thank You, CapFam!

We asked to hear from our CapFam, and you answered the call. Thank you to the more than 850 alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members who offered hundreds of unique and thoughtful ideas that could best represent Capital University going forward. We are inspired by your creativity and care for our great university.

Nominations closed March 1. All ideas will now be reviewed by a diverse committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni, athletes and non-athletes represented across the Bexley, Trinity and Law School campuses. Check back to this page as we will share top picks with the public for a vote later this spring.


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?







Different States


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

Submit Your Ideas


Over 800 members of the CapFam submitted their 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!