San Diego State University Senate Passes Resolution to Examine Changing School’s Mascot

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Senate has passed a resolution urging SDSU President Dr. Adela de la Torre and the administration to start the process of changing the school’s mascot, The Daily Aztec reported.

San Diego State University E1620322462774The resolution – passed 53-9 with 10 abstentions – calls for the creation of a commission, chaired by SDSU Tribal Liaison Dr. Jacob Alvarado Waipuk, a member of the San Pasqual Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

The commission will work with other Kumeyaay tribal leaders to propose Kumeyaay-named animals to be the new official SDSU mascot.

A final decision will be made no later than Apr. 5, 2022.