Administrators unseat shirt slogan at Utah State

June 6, 2008 5:44:50 AM PDT
Administrators are having a hard time getting behind shirts bearing a slogan at Utah State University.

At Utah State, "A" stands for Aggies. But when inserted into a slogan proposed for the back of T-shirts to be worn at basketball and football games, it takes on a new meaning.

"I'm Proud of My A," the T-shirts declare.

"We don't want anyone to say, 'Um, I probably can't wear that or I feel uncomfortable wearing that,"' said Tiffany Evans, director of the campus Student Involvement and Leadership Center.

"We want it to be unifying," she said. "We don't want it to have to cross someone's mind, 'Oh, I like the shirt, but no."' Lance Brown, designer of the shirt and a member of student government, changed a word and came up with a new slogan: "I'm Proud of the A."

"I was a little concerned at first, but the more I've learned, the more I've become accustomed to the change. It is the right thing to do," Brown said.

The shirt's front will stay the same, reading, "Go Blue or Go Home."

Brown said there were also complaints about the 2006-07 shirt, which said, "Bust Your A To Win."