Dixie State University

Utah’s Dixie State U. Considering Name Change In Response to Petition

Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, announced this week that it is considering changing its name in response to a petition by local citizens. The petition claims that the word “Dixie” is offensive due to its ties to the southern states in the Confederacy. According to the university, the word Dixie “represents the rich pioneering heritage of sacrifice, determination and generosity of our early settlers.”

Dixie State University