North Dakota Fighting Hawks Logo

North Dakota Fighting Hawks Logo
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks is the name of the athletic program of the University of North Dakota, which is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The program includes around 17 varsity teams.

Meaning and history

North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo history


The North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo used in 1959-2011 was inspired by the Native American theme. Originally, it depicted a rather friendly Indian, which was replaced by an abstract side view of the face of the Native American in 1976.
In 2000, the university opted for a more realistic depiction of the Native American, which went through a subtle modification in 2007. In 2012, a monogram logo was introduced, which was replaced by the current one in 2016.