Amherst Mascot? Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria. The new mascot should:

  • be unifying for the Amherst campus and larger Amherst community;
  • represent positive qualities, ideals or associations around which people can rally;
  • be broadly relevant across the Amherst community, the student body and generations of alumni;
  • be representative of the Amherst experience or history, either generally or specifically;
  • work equally well for women’s and men’s sports teams; and
  • have the potential to translate in a visually pleasing manner.

Any questions about the submission/selection process should be directed to