The campus community shows its pride by wearing Griffon gear each Friday. You can even win a prize just by wearing black and gold!
Students have black and gold rally towels out and swinging in the air at athletic events to show their MWSU pride!
First Down Chant: M.W.S.U.
After each first down, the announcer at our home football games will start our first down chant by shouting, “M W!” Then, it’s your turn! All Missouri Western fans respond as loud as they can with “S U!”
Clock Tower Legend
When walking under the clock tower, walk around the seal. Legend has it if a student steps on the seal, he or she won’t graduate. After graduation, seniors walk over the seal on their way off campus.
Griffon for Luck
It is said that those who ask for the mighty Griffon’s protection will be watched over on their quest for education. Prospective students ask the Griffon for his protection by rubbing his head as they depart on their first campus tour. At commencement, students leave the University as they came in; they will rub the Griffon’s head and make one last request for protection and luck on their next quest.
Fire the Cannon
The cannon is fired at commencement after the graduates receive their degrees and at football games to begin the game as well as after each touchdown.
After every home football victory, teammates, coaches, students and fans gather at the Victory Tree to hear a post-game speech from the coach, followed by the Fight Song.
The fight song, “Fight On, Griffons,” was written by Carl E. Bolte Jr., with input from Dr. M.O. Looney. The fight song began in 1979, and is played and sung before every game. NOTE: The video above is Mr. Bolte singing the fight song in 2014.