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Mascot Development Timeline

A collaborative effort to create Milo

With leadership from the Student Government Association, we chose this mascot to create community and build school spirit at our university. The selection process took place during the 2011-2012 and 2012-13 academic years and involved surveys and input from CU Denver students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as key support from the student body president, provost and chancellor.

Milo the CU Denver LynxSeptember 2011: Student survey for mascot suggestions

November 2011: Approval for list of mascot choices

January- February 2012: Online survey for 15 mascot choices

March 2012: Student Government Association and university adminstration continue mascot selection and development process

March 2012: Final survey of top two mascot choices

April 2012: Lynx selected by students and approved by the chancellor

August 2012: Lynx personality survey

November 2012: Mascot performer try-outs, Lynx naming survey, mascot focus groups

February 2013: Mascot launch event