College Mascots Directory

Colleges with Native American Mascots (as of 2002)

This list includes all colleges using American Indian forms of representation as of 2002. As you can see from the current nicknames and mascots listed for each college below, many institutions have switched to non-Indian forms of representation since 2002. Some colleges did so voluntarily, but others did not drop their Indian nicknames or switch mascots until a 2005 NCAA ruling.

The NCAA state stated in August 2005 that "nicknames or mascots deemed 'hostile or abusive' would not be allowed on team uniforms or other clothing" in postseason tournaments. The NCAA added 18 sports teams with Indian forms of representation to a banned mascots list. However, a few NCAA schools (e.g., Central Michigan, Florida State, Illinois, Utah) received formal support from tribes in their regions and continue to use tribe-specific Native American nicknames today. The NCAA has granted exceptions for these schools and removed them from the banned list.

CollegeNicknameMascotMascot TypeLocationURL
Alcorn State Braves Brave ethnic Lorman ( 
Arkansas State Red Wolves Red Wolf animal Jonesboro ( 
Black Hawk College-East Warriors Warrior ethnic Galva ( 
Black Hawk College-Quad-Cities Braves Brave ethnic Moline ( 
Bradley Braves Brave ethnic Peoria ( 
Carthage Red Men/Lady Reds Flame misc Kenosha ( 
Catawba Indians Catawba Indian ethnic Salisbury ( 
Central Michigan Chippewas Chippewa Indian ethnic Mt. Pleasant ( 
Chipola College (FL) Indians Indian ethnic Marianna ( 
Chowan Hawks Hawk animal Murfreesboro ( 
Florida State Seminoles Seminole Indian ethnic Tallahassee ( 
Husson Eagles Eagle animal Bangor ( 
Illinois Fighting Illini Illini Chief ethnic Champaign ( 
Indiana-Purdue Jaguars Jaguars animal Indianapolis ( 
Itawamba CC (MS) Indians Indian ethnic Fulton ( 
Lake Michigan College Indians Potawatomi Indian ethnic Benton Harbor ( 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Hawk animal Monroe ( 
McCook CC (NE) Indians Indian ethnic McCook ( 
McMurry None None none Abilene ( 
Midwestern State Mustangs Mustang animal Wichita Falls ( 
Mississippi College Choctaws Choctaw ethnic Clinton ( 
Muscatine CC (IA) Cardinals Cardinal animal Muscatine ( 
Newberry None None none Newberry ( 
North Carolina-Pembroke Braves Red-Tailed Hawk animal Pembroke ( 
North Dakota Fighting Sioux Sioux Indian ethnic Grand Forks ( 
Northeastern State RiverHawks RiverHawk animal Tahlequah ( 
Oakland City Mighty Oaks Indian Chief ethnic Oakland City ( 
San Diego State Aztecs Aztec Warrior ethnic San Diego ( 
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Redhawk animal Cape Girardeau ( 
Southeastern Oklahoma Savage Storm Superhero supernatural Durant ( 
USC-Salkehatchie Indians Indian ethnic Allendale ( 
Utah Utes Red-Tailed Hawk animal Salt Lake City ( 
West Georgia Wolves Wolf animal Carrollton ( 
William & Mary Tribe Colonel occupation Williamsburg ( 

Last database update: 2010-10-02 23:15:50