College Colors & Nicknames: Four-Year Schools – V

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Valdosta, Georgia
FOUNDED: 1906
ENROLLMENT: 9,718
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Gulf South Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2004 through present – Red, Black
1906 through 2003 – Red, Black
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1906 through present – Blazers
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1906 through present – Lady Blazers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: valdosta.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vstateblazers.com

VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Valley City, North Dakota
FOUNDED: 1890
ENROLLMENT: 1,211
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: North Star Athletic Association
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2007 through present – Cardinal, White
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2007 through present – Cardinal, Royal Blue
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1890 through 2006 – Cardinal, Royal Blue
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1890 through present – Vikings
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vcsu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vcsuvikings.com

UNIVERSITY OF VALLEY FORGE
LOCATION: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
FOUNDED: 1938
ENROLLMENT: 895
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Assemblies of God
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCCAA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: East Region
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2002 through present – Navy, White, Cardinal
1938 through 2001 – Red, White, Blue
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1938 through present – Patriots
INSTITUTIONAL URL: valleyforge.edu
ATHLETICS URL: uvfpatriots.com

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Valparaiso, Indiana
FOUNDED: 1859
ENROLLMENT: 3,251
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Lutheran
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Horizon League
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – Brown, Gold
2000 through 2009 – Brown, Gold
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2010 through present – Brown, Gold
2000 through 2009 – Brown, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1859 through 1999 – Brown, Gold
COMMEMORATIVE MARK COLORS:
2009 – Brown, Gold, Light Gold, White
(150th Sesquicentennial)
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1859 through present – Crusaders
INSTITUTIONAL URL: valpo.edu
ATHLETICS URL: valpoathletics.com

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
FOUNDED: 1873
ENROLLMENT: 6,835
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Southeastern Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Black, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Burgundy, Royal Blue, Dark Green, Dark Red, Violet, Burnt Orange, Teal, Light Green, Brown, Dark Gray
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2012 through present – Black, Gold
COLLEGE VAULT GRAPHICS COLORS:
2011 through present – Black, Old Gold, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2008 through 2011 – Black, Old Gold
1999 through 2007 – Black, Old Gold
1873 through 1998 – Black, Old Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1873 through present – Commodores
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vanderbilt.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vucommodores.com

VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LOCATION: Costa Mesa, California
FOUNDED: 1920
ENROLLMENT: 2,135
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Assemblies of God
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Golden State Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2013 through present – Royal Blue, Wheat, Dark Gray
1999 through 2012 – Blue, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2013 through present – Caramel, Brown, Slate, Orange, Cyan
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2013 through present – Navy, Gold
1999 through 2012 – Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1920 through 1998 – Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1999 through present – Lions
1920 through 1998 – Vanguards
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vanguard.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vanguardlions.com

VASSAR COLLEGE
LOCATION: Poughkeepsie, New York
FOUNDED: 1861
ENROLLMENT: 2,436
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Liberty League
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1861 through present – Burgundy, Gray
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1861 through present – Brewers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vassar.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vassarathletics.com

VAUGHN COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
LOCATION: Flushing, New York
FOUNDED: 1932
ENROLLMENT: 1,725
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Primarily Men
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: USCAA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1998 through present – Maroon, White
1932 through 1997 – Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1998 through present – Warriors
1932 through 1997 – Eagles
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vaughn.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vaughnwarriors.com

+ VENNARD COLLEGE
LOCATION: University Park, Iowa
FOUNDED: 1910
TRANSITION YEAR: 2008 (Closed)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: interdenominational
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1910 through 2008 – Purple, White
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1910 through 2008 – Cougars
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vennard.edu

# VERMONT COLLEGE OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Montpelier, Vermont
FOUNDED: 0
TRANSITION YEAR: 2001 (Merged)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Coeducational
OFFICIAL COLORS:
0 through 2001 – Maroon, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
0 through 2001 – Cadets
INSTITUTIONAL URL: norwich.edu/vermontcollege/

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
LOCATION: Burlington, Vermont
FOUNDED: 1791
ENROLLMENT: 10,912
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: America East Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – Green, White
1992 through 2009 – Green, Gold
ATHLETICS COLORS:
1992 through present – Green, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1987 through 1991 – Green, Gold
1791 through 1986 – Green, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1791 through present – Catamounts
INSTITUTIONAL URL: uvm.edu
ATHLETICS URL: uvmathletics.com

+ VICTORY UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
FOUNDED: 1941
TRANSITION YEAR: 2014 (Closed)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCCAA
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2010 through 2014 – Maroon, Black
2005 through 2009 – Silver, Black
1941 through 2004 – Red, White
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
2010 through 2014 – Eagles
2005 through 2009 – Comets
1996 through 2004 – Cardinals
1989 through 1995 – Cougars
1985 through 1988 – Crusaders
1941 through 1984 – Saints
INSTITUTIONAL URL: victory.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vueagles.com

# VILLA MARIA COLLEGE
LOCATION: Erie, Pennsylvania
FOUNDED: 1925
TRANSITION YEAR: 1988 (Merged)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Women Only
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1925 through 1988 – Royal Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1925 through 1988 – Crusaders

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Villanova, Pennsylvania
FOUNDED: 1842
ENROLLMENT: 7,042
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Big East Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
1991 through present – Signature Blue, White
INSTITUTIONAL SEAL COLORS:
1991 through present – Blue, Green, Gold, Red, White
(Presidential Seal)
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2005 through present – Dark Blue, White
1991 through 2004 – Dark Blue, White
COLLEGE VAULT GRAPHICS COLORS:
2011 through present – Dark Blue, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1842 through 1990 – Navy, White
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1842 through present – Wildcats
INSTITUTIONAL URL: villanova.edu
ATHLETICS URL: villanova.com

UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
LOCATION: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
FOUNDED: 1962
ENROLLMENT: 2,143
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Territory-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: Independent
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria de Puerto Rico
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2004 through present – Sea Blue, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2004 through present – Caribbean Sun, Orchid, Hyacinth, UVI Blue, Coral, Melon, Raspberry, Turquoise Sea, Marine, Caribbean Green, Honeydew, Sandy Beach, Ebony
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1999 through 2003 – Sea Blue, White
1962 through 1998 – Sea Blue, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1962 through present – Buccaneers
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1962 through present – Lady Buccaneers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: uvi.edu
ATHLETICS URL: uvi.edu/student-life/athletics

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1838
ENROLLMENT: 23,657
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Atlantic 10 Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Black, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Orange, Light Green, Beige, Tan, Aqua, Light Blue, Gray, Brown, Dark Green
2005 through 2013 – Dark Blue, Light Blue, Tan, Dark Red, Red, Dark Blue-Gray, Light Blue-Gray, VCU Gold, Beige, Brown, Green, Light Green, Cream, Teal, Dark Teal
(Suggested Color Palette)
MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Black, Gold, Gray, White
(Massey Cancer Center)
2007 through present – Gold, Red
(VCU Arts)
1999 through 2001 – Blue, Green, Light Blue, White
(MCV Hospitals)
1999 through 2001 – Black, Metallic Gold
(Siegel Center)
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2014 through present – Black, Gold
MASCOT COLORS:
2014 through present – White, Black, Brown, Gold, Peach
(“Rodney”)
YOUTH MARK COLORS:
2014 through present – White, Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Tan, Beige, Gold, Gray
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2002 through 2013 – Black, Gold
1989 through 2001 – Black, Gold
1838 through 1988 – Black, Gold
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1838 through present – Running Rams
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1838 through present – Lady Rams
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vcu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vcuathletics.com

+ VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE
LOCATION: Bristol, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1884
TRANSITION YEAR: 2014 (Closed)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Baptist
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2009 through 2014 – Black, Gold
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2009 through 2014 – Black, Vegas Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1884 through 2008 – Black, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1884 through 2014 – Cobras
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vic.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vi-athletics.com

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE [VMI]
LOCATION: Lexington, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1839
ENROLLMENT: 1,569
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Big South Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1985 through present – Red, White, Yellow
1839 through 1984 – Red, White, Yellow
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1839 through present – Keydets
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vmi.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vmikeydets.com

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY [Virginia Tech]
LOCATION: Blacksburg, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1872
ENROLLMENT: 24,034
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Atlantic Coast Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2008 through present – Chicago Maroon, Burnt Orange
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – Gold, Green, Teal, Blue, Gray
(Secondary Print Media Colors)
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
1983 through 2007 – Chicago Maroon, Burnt Orange
ATHLETICS COLORS:
1983 through 2007 – Maroon, Orange
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1872 through 1982 – Chicago Maroon, Burnt Orange
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1872 through present – Hokies
ALTERNATE NICKNAME:
1872 through present – Fighting Gobblers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vt.edu
ATHLETICS URL: hokiesports.com

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Petersburg, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1882
ENROLLMENT: 5,570
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Orange, Blue
2001 through 2013 – Orange, Blue
1882 through 2000 – Navy, Burnt Orange
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1882 through present – Trojans
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1882 through present – Trojanettes
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vsu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: govsutrojans.com

VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1865
ENROLLMENT: 1,359
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Baptist
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2002 through present – Maroon, Steel
1865 through 2001 – Maroon, Steel Gray
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1865 through present – Panthers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vuu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vuusports.com

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
LOCATION: Norfolk, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1961
ENROLLMENT: 1,355
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: United Methodist
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2013 through present – Dark Blue, Gray
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2013 through present – Navy, Silver
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1961 through 2012 – Navy, Silver
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1961 through present – Blue Marlins
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1961 through present – Lady Blue Marlins
INSTITUTIONAL URL: vwc.edu
ATHLETICS URL: vwcathletics.com

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1819
ENROLLMENT: 16,087
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Atlantic Coast Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – Orange, Blue
ALTERNATE INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
1994 through present – Orange, Blue
(Print Usage)
MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – U. Va. Blue, Library Orange, Cream, Gray
(University of Virginia Library)
2013 through present – Blue, Orange, Brown, Red, Yellow, Teal, Green
(Darden School of Business)
2010 through 2012 – Blue, Orange, Blue-Gray, Dark Red, Green, Beige, Brown, Gold, Yellow
(Darden School of Business)
2013 through present – Orange, Blue, Light Gray, Dark Blue, Beige, Yellow-Green, Light Blue, Dark Gray, Pale Blue, Dark Orange
(McIntire School Foundation)
ATHLETICS COLORS:
1994 through present – Orange, Blue
COLLEGE VAULT GRAPHICS COLORS:
2011 through present – Orange, Blue, Gray, White
COMMEMORATIVE MARK COLORS:
2005 – Navy, Orange, Gray, White
(Basketball Centennial)
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1888 through 1993 – Orange, Blue
1819 through 1887 – Silver Gray, Cardinal Red
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1819 through present – Cavaliers
ALTERNATE NICKNAME:
1819 through present – Wahoos
INSTITUTIONAL URL: virginia.edu
ATHLETICS URL: virginiasports.com

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S COLLEGE AT WISE
LOCATION: Wise, Virginia
FOUNDED: 1954
ENROLLMENT: 2,291
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Mountain East Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2008 through present – Cardinal, Gray
1954 through 2007 – Cardinal, Silver Gray
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1954 through present – Highland Cavaliers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: uvawise.edu
ATHLETICS URL: uvawisecavs.com

VITERBO UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: La Crosse, Wisconsin
FOUNDED: 1890
ENROLLMENT: 2,079
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Midwest Collegiate Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2009 through present – Cardinal, Silver
MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2009 through present – Blue, Black
(D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership)
MASCOT COLORS:
2009 through present – Cardinal, Black, Silver, Yellow, White
(“Vic”)
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1890 through 2008 – Cardinal, Silver
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1890 through present – V-Hawks
INSTITUTIONAL URL: viterbo.edu
ATHLETICS URL: viterboathletics.com

VOORHEES COLLEGE
LOCATION: Denmark, South Carolina
FOUNDED: 1897
ENROLLMENT: 533
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2009 through present – Blue, White
1897 through 2008 – Blue, White
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1897 through present – Tigers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: voorhees.edu
ATHLETICS URL: voorhees.edu/athletics

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