Message to the campus community about resuming transition away from nickname and logo
Following the June 12 vote on Measure 4, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education on Thursday directed UND to resume the transition away from the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
The University had substantially transitioned away from the nickname and logo by the end of December 2011. However, when the petitions that led to Tuesday's vote were filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State in February, the State Board of Higher Education directed the University to resume using the nickname logo to be compliant with state law.
President Robert Kelley said the University will follow the same processes it followed in December to resume transition away from the nickname and logo, and that the University would implement the process immediately.
-- Peter Johnson, executive associate vice president for University Relations.