Do You Know Which University Was First To Use Orange Alone?

Do You Know Which University Was First To Use Orange Alone?Syracuse University adopted orange as its official school color, after experimenting with pea green and rose pink, followed by a dabble in azure blue and pink, according to Mary O’Brien assistant university archivist.

“Everyone decided it was time to get a better color,” said O’Brien, pausing briefly for the right word. “A jazzier color.”

The decision to even consider a change occurred after a track meet in 1889 – a meet SU won, but not without “rather cutting comments” from the opposing team.

Following a little research and feedback from alumni and students, the board of trustees adopted orange a year later, making SU the first university in the nation to use the color by itself.

+