LOGAN At Utah State University, "A" stands for Aggies. But it could mean something else and that's the problem.
Administrators asked students to change a slogan "I'm Proud of My A" proposed for the back of T-shirts worn at 2008-09 basketball and football games.
"We don't want anyone to say, 'Um, I probably can't wear that or I feel uncomfortable wearing that,"' said Tiffany Evans, director of the campus Student Involvement and Leadership Center.
"We want it to be unifying," she said. "We don't want it to have to cross someone's mind, 'Oh, I like the shirt, but no."'
Lance Brown, designer of the shirt and a member of student government, changed a word and came up with a new slogan, "I'm Proud of the A." The shirt's front will stay the same, with the slogan, "Go Blue or Go Home."
"I was a little concerned at first, but the more I've learned, the more I've become accustomed to the change. It is the right thing to do," Brown said.
Brown said there were complaints about the 2006-07 shirt, which said, "Bust Your A To Win." Some K-12 teachers and principals in the area were uncomfortable with their kids wearing it.
Before deciding to change the design, Brown set up a Facebook.com petition to get opinion on the issue. Nearly 900 people joined the group. He said the views were mixed.