Skip to main content
Crowd shot of students at a ISU game

Wear Red on Friday

Est. 2002

students posing with Reggie

View Giving Opportunities

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends all wear their Redbird gear on Fridays to show their Redbird Pride

Illinois State's newest tradition

  • 1964

    One Shirt at a Time

    Showing Redbird pride by donning Illinois State red every Friday is one of ISU’s newest traditions. The idea was introduced in the early 2000s by the Redbird Pride Committee, a group of campus staff and faculty and Bloomington-Normal community leaders. The idea continues be adopted by more of the campus and local community each year.