Meet Jax the Jaguar, the mighty mascot of Governors State University! Jax is a fierce predator with three passions. One entertaining crowds. Two dancing to music, and three his love for GSU sports. Jax’s natural habitat is the GSU gymnasium; however you can request a private appearance for your events.
Appearance Request Form
appearance requests must be submitted using the Mascot Appearance Request Form.
should be received at least three weeks prior to the event. There are no
exceptions to this rule. Requests will be responded to in five (5) to seven (7)
business days. Submitting a request does not guarantee an appearance.
In the event
that an appearance must be cancelled, athletic department personnel must be
given three (3) days prior notice.
Jax is available
for appearances throughout the year; however, the summer months, as well as,
winter break may be harder to fulfill.
vary based on the type of appearance.
Division of Student Affairs appearances are free of charge.
appearances are at minimum $25 per hour.
appearances are $50 per hour.
- Pricing for
appearances outside of Cook or Will Counties will be determined on a
Jax fees are necessary to maintain the upkeep of the mascot costume's cleanliness as well as to provide funding for additional staff support for Jax when traveling outside of the Division of Student Affairs Department or off GSU's campus.
directions, location, on-side contact and on-site phone number must be
A private and
secure changing room must be provided for the mascot to change and keep
belongings locked during the appearance. Water, preferably bottled, must be
provided to the mascot.
cannot be required to be inside the suit for longer than a maximum of one (1)
hour at a time before taking a break. If the appearance is outdoors, please
allow extra breaks during that allotted time. The mascot is unable to perform
in severe weather.
RestrictionsAll publicity for the event, whether in advance
or afterwards, which mentions an appearance by a mascot or uses university
marks (logos), must be approved by the Governors State University Department of
Marketing before use. For approval, please contact Lindsay Gladstone.