Pride & Traditions

Pride and Spirit

Since 1969, IUPUI has truly come into its own, becoming what Richard Lugar called for, "a great state university in Indianapolis." You can show your pride for IUPUI by supporting our Division I Jaguar athletic teams, wearing your IUPUI gear, taking a selfie with one of our mascots, and learning the fight song.

Mascots: Jinx, Jawz, and Jazzy

The jaguar became IUPUI's official mascot in 1998, coinciding with the campus's move to NCAA Division I Athletics. The jaguar was chosen because it reflects the energy of our urban campus and represents the spirit of IUPUI: powerful, swift, and confident.

Jawz the Jaguar has been the official mascot of IUPUI Athletics since 2006. He is powerful, swift, and confident – and he has been known to have some good dance moves! He can be seen courtside at Jaguar Athletics events or simply having a good time at campus events.
The first jaguar mascot on campus was Jinx, who joined the IUPUI family in 1998. Jinx the Jaguar can still be found supporting campus and community events and endearing young kids everywhere to the Jaguars of IUPUI. In August 2015, Jazzy Jaguar made her IUPUI debut and can be seen around campus making new friends and spreading spirit wherever she goes. Jazzy is especially a fan of women's athletic events.

Need to add some spirit to your next event? To request Jinx, Jawz, and/or Jazzy for an upcoming event, please complete this request.
Do you love to perform and have school spirit? You might have what it takes to be the next IUPUI mascot. Mascots are paid student hourly employees. If you would like to apply to be a mascot, please complete this application.

Fight Song: Let’s Go Jags!

Proud are the voices lifted high
Cheering for IUPUI
Here's to the red, gold, black, and white
Fight, Jaguars, fight! (Go, Jags!)
We're raising by the power of two
Both Indiana and Purdue
Doubly strong, we're ever true to IUPUI
Hear now our battle cry (I-U-P-U-I)
See now our banner fly (I-U-P-U-I)
Hail to the Jaguars of IUPUI
Loyal to you we'll always be
The power of two our destiny
Doubly strong, it's victory for IUPUI
Doubly strong, it's victory for IUPUI!
(Hear now our battle cry: Let's Go, Jags!)

Written by Gary Fry, Catfish Music Team