Consideration of changing the UC Davis mascot from the mustang to a cow

Cow4Mascot aims to promote a change in UC Davis’s official mascot, Gunrock the Mustang, to a cow. It does not aim to change the student body or athletics’ name of “Aggies”. In 1993 and 1997, elections were held considering other ballot measures regarding the mascot. There is a clear historical precedent at UC Davis for students to periodically hold ballot measures to express their will over the mascot that represents them. Having another such election in 2022 aligns with that same precedent.

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Eliminate the Portion of CEI Fee that makes Undergraduates Pay Over $200 to Fund ICA Athletic Scholarships

CEI(81): In 2021-22, each UC Davis undergraduate student will be charged $226.83 to pay for the UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) portion of the Campus Expansion Initiative (CEI) fee. The university also permanently cut the credit bearing Physical Education (PE) program in winter 2021. Enhancing that program was part of why the Athletics scholarship portion of the CEI fee was implemented in 2003. Do you support eliminating the athletics portion of CEI? Yes or No.

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Eliminate the Portion of the SASI Fee that makes Undergraduates Pay Over $300 to Fund ICA Operating Expenses

SASI(82): In 2021-22, each UC Davis undergraduate student will be charged $343.56 to pay for the UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) portion of the Student Activities and Services Initiative (SASI) fee. The university also permanently cut the credit bearing Physical Education (PE) program in winter 2021. That program was an integral part of how student and university decisionmakers advertised the SASI fee in 1994. Do you support eliminating the athletics portion of SASI? Yes or No.

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