October 6, 2000

SDSU Seeks Community Input on Mascot Issue

San Diego State University has established a special page on the University's official Web site for the public to get updated information and comment on the current mascot controversy. The page is located at: www.sdsu.edu/mascot.

In addition to providing a forum for public comments, the Web site includes a copy of the resolution approved by the Associated Students Council —which calls for retirement of SDSU's current mascot by the end of this academic year. The site also features samples of the Monty Montezuma logo and a statement from SDSU President Stephen L. Weber on the mascot issue. Public comments made via the mascot page of the University's Web site are being forwarded to Weber.

"The mascot issue affects many people both on and off campus," said Jack Beresford, SDSU spokesperson. "We want to assure our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends in the community that their input is important and will be considered before a final decision is made."

San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since it was founded in 1897, the University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 76 areas, master's degrees in 59 areas and 13 doctorates. Students participate in academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with professors and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

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