Campus News

Lawsuit over University of North Dakota’s mascot settled

The University of North Dakota and the NCAA have come to an agreement over a lawsuit stemming from the university’s mascot, the “Fighting Sioux,” the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The agreement gives the university three years to receive mascot approval from two predominant Sioux tribes in the state.

If the tribes accept the mascot, the university will have permission from the NCAA to continue using it. The organization sometimes bans colleges from using imagery depicting American Indians that it deems degrading.

If the tribes don’t accept the mascot, the university will have to find a new one that is in accordance with NCAA policy.