The University of Indianapolis introduced its new live mascot, Grady the Greyhound, at a news conference. Grady, a two-year-old retired racer adopted from Florida, joined UIndy in November to begin his second career as University mascot. He joins Ace the mascot to increase spirit and pride throughout the entire University community.
Grady’s debut marks the first time in nearly 40 years since the last live mascot,
“Timothy O’Toole,” proudly represented UIndy (then known as Indiana Central University). Grady’s full name is C. Greyson Veritas, a nod to the school colors of crimson and grey, and the Latin word for “truth,” which formed part of the University seal when it was known as Indiana Central College (as part of the saying, “Truth through faith and science.”)
“The University of Indianapolis is excited to welcome Grady the Greyhound into our family and resume an honored University tradition. Our renewed live mascot program will increase school spirit, spread UIndy’s goodwill throughout the community, and make memories for many dog years to come,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel.
The University of Indianapolis is grateful to the Indianapolis chapter of the Greyhound Pets of America for assistance in connecting the University with Grady.
FAST FACTS: Full name: C. Greyson Veritas (uindy.edu/grady)
● Nickname: Grady
● Status: UIndy Staff (paid in treats, hugs, and squeaky toys)
● Start date: November 20, 2019
● Birthday: April 1, 2017
● The Greyhound became the University mascot in 1927.
● Grady is the third live mascot in University of Indianapolis history.
○ First live mascot: Dixie the Greyhound (1965 to 1967)