We Want Your Input on a New Mascot!

De Anza College is choosing a new mascot to replace the Don, an outdated symbol that students voted overwhelmingly to retire last spring. 

Rank your preferences below

With the start of fall quarter, the college launched a selection process that was based on extensive, campuswide consultation, including

  • Coordination with student representatives from the De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB), student-athletes and coaches 
  • Consultation with Academic Senate and Classified Senate
  • Meetings with Athletics alumni
  • An email survey sent to students, faculty, classified professionals, retired Athletics employees and Athletics alumni, which drew one of the largest responses a campus survey has ever received
students in grass

Now we’d like to get your input on a short list of potential mascots, developed on the basis of feedback from this process.

The finalists were chosen by a working group that includes student representatives from DASB, student-athletes and coachesWith your input, this group will also make the final selection.

Please take a moment to review the list below and rank up to three choices according to your preference. 

soccer player kicking
  • Bears or Grizzlies
  • Diamondbacks
  • Lions or Mountain Lions
  • Wildcats

You must submit your preferences no later than Friday, Nov. 29, and you may only submit them once. 

Tell Us What You Think


Remember, the new mascot will represent De Anza College in athletics, college publications, outreach to future students and souvenirs. It should

  • Symbolize pride and school spirit for everyone associated with the college
  • Work equally well for women's and men's teams
  • Be unique among California community colleges

So, tell us what you think – and check back here for more updates!

students with pennant

De Anza Associated Student Body – Mascot Subcommittee Members

Yusra Ibrahim

Yusra Ibrahim 
DASB Senator 

Juan Marquez

Juan Manuel Marquez 
DASB Senator

Shelly Michael

Shelly Michael 
DASB President 

Faizan Miya

Faizan Miya 
DASB Senator

LIST OF CALIFORNIA COLLEGES AND MASCOTS

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