Arkansas State Traditions
The Arch -located in the Middle of Campus
The concrete arch in the heart of the ASU campus was presented by the
1927 graduating class of the Training School, a high school operated by the college at that time. It marked the entrance to the original administration building, which was destroyed by fire in 1931.
This marble statue of a staid old Indian Chief, now stationed in the
It was carved in
When first bought, it was positioned in the lobby of Wilson Hall. Freshmen were required to tip their beenies when passing by. If caught by an upperclassman not performing that ritual, the freshman was required to sing the ASU Fight Song on the spot.
ASU Head Track and Field Coach Jay Flanagan and wife Liz, an academics adviser for ASU’s student-athletes, recently sponsored a plaque located at the foot of the statue which details
This is a tradition whereby ASU fans attending home games stand for the opening tipoff or kick-off—at the request of the public address announcer.
It began during the early 1980’s at old Indian Fieldhouse