The effort to eliminate San Diego State University's Aztec Warrior mascot took a major step forward Tuesday night.
San Diego State Aztecs mascot Aztec Warrior leads the band and football team in their Warrior Walk through the alumni section of the parking lot towards the stadium prior to the game against the Boise State Broncos at SDCCU Stadium on October 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The effort to eliminate San Diego State University's Aztec Warrior mascot took a major step forward Tuesday night.
The University Senate voted 52-15 in favor of a resolution to retire the mascot and references to spears, the school's newspaper, The Daily Aztec, reported. A task force will also be formed to review the use of the Aztecs name.
The newly-passed resolution will now head to the desk of SDSU Interim President Sally Roush for a decision.
Earlier this year, the school's Associated Student Council rejected a resolution that would have phased out the Aztec mascot.
Students at the university have criticized the mascot in the past because some find it offensive and call it cultural appropriation.