Submission period begins
Currently Yale-NUS is lacking a number of items common to Colleges across the world (such as a mascot, graduation ceremony and crest). The Yale-NUS Pride Project is designed to fix that. Students were able to submit ideas for items of Yale-NUS pride, which were then put to a vote by the student body. On Wednesday 25 November the government presented the results to Yale-NUS administration and, in line with the voting data, they chose the Eastern/Western Fusion Dragon to become Yale-NUS’s new mascot. The government will held a ratification process at the start of the spring semester 2016. The mascot received 51% of the vote and, as a result, was rejected.
Students voted in favour of the East/West Dragon. Senior members of the administration (President Lewis and EVPs) then voted in favour of the dragon as well. However, the mascot did not achieve a sufficient majority during the ratification to be approved.