Vermont State Colleges System member schools will retain their individual mascots.

Despite the unification of member schools on July 1, the Vermont State Colleges System member schools will retain their individual mascots.

“Athletics is recognized as a core element of student experience and source of diversity and residential enrollments on each campus with existing programs,” Wilson Garland, the director of transformation projects for the VSCS told trustees at the recent meeting. “We are keeping the existing mascots and will incorporate them into the branding standards,

“I think it would be important for us to know what the cost is for that identity, and for the trustees to understand that,” said the director during the discussion over mascots remaining for teams at the campuses in Lyndon, Johnson, Randolph and Castleton despite being part of a unified university a little more than a year away.

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