Since October 1933, Concordia University Chicago students and alumni have gone by the Cougar nickname.

Check out the various ways students past and present have found to express their individual Cougar pride.


Concordia-Chicago's magazine for alumni and friends of the University is published biannually, generally in the spring and fall, and distributed to more than 40,000 subscribers. Readers can also view the current and previous issues in an online archive.

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Charlie T. Cougar has proudly prowled the halls and fields of Concordia University Chicago for more than 75 years. Learn about this cherished mascot, a fierce and relentless fighter.

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Thanks to the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Concordia-Chicago is able to offer online PDF versions of The Pillars to its alumni for most years 1912-1928 and 1948-2013.

Note: The school did not produce yearbooks during the Great Depression and World Wars I & II

Access Yearbook Archive

The Spectator is Concordia University Chicago's student-led campus newspaper covering campus and student life. Originally a print only publication, an online version was added in 2014-15.

Read The Spectator Online

Concordia University Chicago's student-produced radio station, WCGR 88.5FM is now streaming on the web! Check out the schedule to learn what's new on campus and for opportunities to listen live on Cougar athletic events.

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