What is a Hoosier, anyway?
A Hoosier is not a mascot. It’s not an animal, a bird, or a mythical creature, either. A Hoosier is a proud member of the IU family.
When we need to remind ourselves what that means, we get out our cream and crimson gear or put on our candy-striped pants and go all in to cheer on our athletic teams.
Put up those fists
Make no mistake. We’re serious about school spirit. Freshman students learn the and other basics such as the Fists and Blades during their very first week on campus during the Traditions and Spirit kickoff event.
Secure your Hoosier status in five easy steps
Listing every single IU tradition here would be next to impossible. There are too many to count. But there are a few things that every Hoosier simply must do.