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What is an Ichabod?


Contact mascot program manager Joy Bailes at 785-670-2153.

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Want to wear the suit?

Interested in being a part of the Ichabod Mascot Program?

The mission of the Ichabod Mascot Program is to support Washburn University initiatives and to uphold the university’s mission statement and goals. We do this by promoting Washburn University spirit, encouraging student involvement on campus, and engaging in the community. Whether Ichabod is at a football game, making an appearance at a student organization activity, or promoting Washburn in the community, his goal is to enhance the Washburn brand.

Members of the Ichabod Mascot Program will both perform in costume, and act as an assistant/spotter.

As a performer, your job is to engage with people and promote Washburn spirit. This takes many different forms, but ultimately your goal is to ensure a positive experience for those you interact with.

As an assistant/spotter, your job is to maintain the performer's safety by looking for obstacles he may not see, watching for small children, and ensuring a safe interaction with fans. In addition, you will take pictures and look for opportunities for Ichabod to interact with fans at events. 

We are currently looking for several more students to be part of the Ichabod Mascot Program! 

Eligibility Requirements

All Washburn mascot performers are full-time current Washburn students, or will be when they begin performing. They must be students in good standing and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Performers must be able to go to a Monday practice at least once a month during the spring and fall semesters, and must be available to perform/assist at 20-25 events each semester. This is approximately a 50 hour commitment per semester. 


Mascots and assistants will receive payment from the university and details will be discussed upon employment.

Apply Today!

Contact Joy Bailes at or 785-670-2153.