Mascot Regi with students

Meet Regi

Regi the Ranger is the University’s official mascot – representing Regis at athletic, community, campus and service events. Regi is a firm believer in lighthearted fun and cura personalis, meaning “care for the whole person.” She always seeks to reflect our University’s values, inspire our community, build fellowship and celebrate Ranger pride.

Regi made her first appearance at the 2019 annual Ranger Day celebrations after an all-student vote on the new mascot's name. A joyful, inquisitive and compassionate fox, she welcomes all and encourages her human friends to make Regis their home. Regi also loves pulling pranks on the Northwest Denver Campus, including filling an elevator in Clarke Hall with balloons and setting out “free donut” signs that led in a circle.

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meet regi

What is a Ranger?

In 1912, the school paper ran a contest for a team name for the new football team. The Athletics board, a few faculty and the editor chose the "Rangers." Since then, the Regis Rangers have seen many mascots on campus and at events: from an old west cattle-hearding ranger, to a camel to celebrate Wednesday 'Hump' Days, to Roamin' the Ranger and our current prankster Regi the Ranger. No matter the mascot, Regis Rangers have always shown compassion for the world around us and consideration for how we impact and change it.

Student Success

Regi wants every student to strive for success while at Regis. All students are assigned an academic success coach as a resource, among others, to help guide them toward their goals. Make sure to check out other helpful tips Regi has for students. 

Regi's Favorite Spots on Campus

regi at the baseball field

Athletic Facilities

The Baseball Field, Field House and Match Pitch — basically the entire east end of campus where sports are played.

regi on the roof

Main Hall

The roof of Main Hall gives Regi the best perspective to look down and plan pranks.

regi on the quad

Boettcher Commons

Boettcher Commons (Quad) is Regi’s favorite area for walking around and giving high fives. In the wintertime, watch out — she has been known to throw snowballs.

Show Your Ranger Pride

Get out and let your Ranger passion shine.

Q. What would you like everyone to know about you?
A. I love laughter. This is a pretty serious world with a lot of big questions. I’m glad I get to be in a community that’s willing to ask them. But we also need to remember to laugh. It’s cura personalis — if we don’t take care of ourselves by laughing every now and again, how will we be able to care for others?

Q. What’s your favorite sports team?
A. A silly question, really. There’s only one team for me: the Regis Rangers. And I would say my favorite sport to watch is — hmm — lacrosse. Nope, definitely baseball. Scratch that — has to be volleyball. But wait, I really love golf. And soccer is the best. Sorry, this is way too stressful. I need a minute.

Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Hands down, my favorite thing to do is getting people excited about Regis Athletics. I love going to games and giving out as many high fives as possible. I love to make new friends among Ranger fans — whether they’re young, old or in-between! It’s easy for me to connect with people of all ages because no one’s ever told me how old I am.

Q. Your tail has something black on it. What’s the story there?
A. I escaped the forest fire that destroyed my home but not before it charred my tail and ears. I found refuge on this campus, and you kind people let me stay. I won’t forget that. That kind of generosity is hard to come by these days.

Q. If you could have one job, what would it be?
A. I would love to be a sports camp counselor — although it would be easier if I could speak. I love being active and helping people become their best selves. I may not always have the answers, but I’m always ready with a shoulder to lean on and a box of tasty donuts.
Q. Why donuts?
A. The real question is, “Why not donuts?” Donuts are practically their own food group, let’s be real.

Q. I just wasted a question, it seems. What’s your favorite color?
A. Blue. Or gold. No. Blue and gold when they’re together.

Q. There are rumors circulating . . . What happened to the previous Regis mascot, Roamin’?
A. My friend Roamin’ got a job at the Rocky Mountain National Park! Sorry he left without saying anything. But, you know, he can’t actually say anything so it should have been expected.

Q. Do you want to tell us about the project you’re working on?
A. I’d love to! Since I lost my home in a forest fire, I’ve been pretty down. When you all invited me to live here, though, it meant the world. I had somewhere I could call home again. So, I’ve been inviting the other neighborhood wildlife that lost their homes to the fire to join me on campus too. It’s perfect! You have so many trees that need friends.

Q. What’s your favorite flower?
A. Foxglove.

Q. What’s your favorite sea creature?
A. Foxfish.

Q. What’s your favorite dance?
A. Foxtrot. This is fun — keep going.

Q. Um…what’s your favorite movie?
A. “The Fox and the Hound.” But actually no. That movie is really sad. Was that the last question? What a tragic way to end this.

Q. All right, one more then. What does the fox say?
A. …"

Facts You Should Know About Regi

Vision

Regi wasn’t blessed with great vision. If you wave at her or say hi and she doesn’t respond, it’s probably because she didn’t see you.


Lifting

Regi is working on her arm strength, so unfortunately, she can’t hold kids or babies. But she’d love to be in a photo with you, your kids, your friend’s great-grandma — whoever!


Dancing

Nothing pleases Regi more than being challenged to a dance-off.


Generosity

As much as Regi loves donuts and candy, she always wants others to share in the things that bring her joy. So if she's offering a tasty treat, take her up on the offer!


Height

Regi often appears taller or shorter depending on the day. We assume it’s a rare but harmless condition that hasn’t been officially diagnosed yet.


Have Fun

From slacklining to pancake-flipping contests, Regi believes in conquering fears, having fun and saying “Yes!” to adventure.