The University of North Dakota has a proud and rich tradition since its founding in 1883.
The state's flagship university, UND has a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, law, liberal arts, aerospace and entrepreneurship.
In 1889, the same year North Dakota became a state, UND athletics teams were also born.
We were unofficially known as “The NoDaks,” laying the foundation of championships and excellence.
From the beginning we were Driven. Proud. Unified.
A new identity took shape for the university, as UND adopted its first official nickname - The Flickertails - in 1911.
We set school records, won our first conference titles and established a tradition of excellence.
Two decades later in 1930, UND changed to a new nickname - The Fighting Sioux.
Under this name we competed on the Olympic stage, earning medals and worldwide acclaim. We won 11 NCAA championship and more than 120 individual national championships.
In November we became the Fighting Hawks and have continued our tradition of greatness, once again champions at the conference and national levels.
Over time, the nicknames have changed, the logos have changed. But as history reminds us, our tradition does not change. It will only grow.
We will continue to strive and thrive. To win championships. To send athletes to the Olympic podium, judges to the bench and astronauts into space.
We. Will. Soar.
We are the Fighting Hawks. We are the University of North Dakota.
We are forever UND proud