Skip to main content Skip to footer

Mascot Program

The SVSU Mascot Program features three unique mascots; Coop, Scarlet, and #1 Fan. Each of these mascots represent Saginaw Valley State University in their own unique ways. This family of mascots came together in 2015 and their primary purpose is to promote all things SVSU and spread Red Pride throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. If you would like to invite Coop, Scarlet, or #1 Fan to one of your events or gatherings, click here to fill out the Mascot Reservation form or contact Jake Deloge at



Officially named as SVSU’s primary mascot is affectionately known as Coop. Coop stands at approximately 6’3” and dresses in very fashionable athletic attire (tennis shoes, shorts, and a jersey).  Coop is always accompanied by a “handler”; a student trained to assist Coop and the public with photo opportunities, autographs, etc.

Coop loves to attend Community Functions, High School Spirit Events, Athletic Events, Weddings, and Graduation Parties.


‌Coop’s female companion, Scarlet, joined him in 2015.  Scarlet stands at approximately 6’0’’ and has a diverse wardrobe ranging from a formal gown to a tennis outfit and even a basketball jersey.  Like Coop, Scarlet is always accompanied by a “handler”. Scarlet will make individual appearances or appearances with Coop.

Scarlet loves to attend events with Coop, Breast Cancer Awareness Events, and Community Functions.

#‌1 Fan


2015 marked the introduction of a new member of the SVSU mascot family, #1 Fan.  This mascot is created in the likeness of a young cardinal.  #1 Fan stands approximately 5’7” and likes to dress like Coop. #1 Fan will always have a handler with him, and will make appearances with Coop or by himself.

#1 Fan loves to attend Children's Parties, Schools, Fairs and Festivals, and loves to hang out with kids.

Follow Coop
on Facebook


Mascot Reservation Click Here

Follow Student Life
on Social Media

facebook twitter‌ you_tube

Contact Us
(989) 964-4170(989) 964-4170
(989) 964-4679


Student Center 101
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.