Recognizing Colorado State

In recognition of a tradition of excellence at Colorado State, here is a guide to the University's official symbols. Each was designed to unify all those who are, and who will be, associated with the University. Identification with one or all of these symbols comes from the images, feelings, and memories they invoke.

In identifying with these trademarks, the spirit of Colorado State University is perpetuated through generations of students, alumni, administrators and personnel!

University Logo

CSU Seal

Our name says it all! Our logo communicates immediately that we are Colorado State University. The University's name identifies the institution as the first authorized college and the only land-grant institution in Colorado.

The Ram Logo

The ram logo provides a standard graphic identity for the University, whether on the front of the Lory Student Center, a sweatshirt, or painted on hardwood floor in Moby Gym.

University Seal

The official University seal displays the year of the University's founding establishment, the institution's name since 1957, and the components of its land-grant mission: education, service, extension and research.

Mascot: CAM the Ram

Cam the Ram

Before we were called the Rams, we were the Aggies. In 1946, the Aggies adopted a Rocky Mountain bighorn ram as the official mascot. The original ram was named "CAM" for Colorado A&M, and one of his descendants remains our mascot today. When the school became Colorado State University, our nickname officially changed from Aggies to Rams.

Colors: Green & Gold

School Colors

Our school colors, green and gold, were chosen to reflect the institution's agricultural heritage.

Graphic Standards

You can find more information about Colorado State Universtiy's logos and licensing at the University's Graphic Standards website.

Fight Song

Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team, on to the goal
Tear the (opponent's nickname) line asunder
As down the field we thunder;
Knights of the Green and Gold,
Fight on with all your might,
Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team -
Fight! Fight! Fight!

Alma Mater

Hail to Thee, Our Alma Mater,
Colorado State.
Memories Are Everlasting
Of This Place So Great!
May Thy Green And Gold
Unite Us, Loyal Ever Be.
Colorado State, Our Alma Mater,
Hail, all Hail, To Thee.

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