Information session, applications available for Nittany Lion mascot

An information session for full-time students seeking to serve as the Nittany Lion mascot will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Multi-Sport Complex at University Park campus. Credit: Curtis Chan / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Think you’ve got what it takes to be the Nittany Lion mascot? An information session is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Multi-Sport Complex on the University Park campus.

Candidates wishing to try out for the mascot must be a current University Park student and enrolled at Penn State through the end of the 2020-21 academic year. There are no restrictions for height, weight or gender.

The Nittany Lion mascot serves as an ambassador for Penn State and “is a symbol of our best.”

The mascot’s duties include representing Penn State at athletics contests, ceremonies and campus and community events.

Mascot benefits include a scholarship, travel, tutoring through the Morgan Academic Center, priority scheduling and networking opportunities.

For more information, contact Coach Curtis White at

Last Updated October 18, 2019