Our Traditions


Alma Mater

The Concord University Alma Mater is performed by Sherman Brown, vocalist, with Carolyn Worley playing keyboard. Original lyrics for the the Alma Mater are by Andrew Kozak. In 2004, Dr. Elizabeth Roth, assistant professor of English, updated the lyrics to reflect the institution’s new name, “Concord University.”

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Campus Beautiful


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Concord’s Fight Song

Let’s win this game
Go onward warriors go
Never to yield a victory to the foe
On to the goal a gain on every play
Let’s Fight, Fight and win this game
The same old Way
Onward, Men Of Concord (Old Concord Fight Song)
Onward, Men Of Concord! Onward, Thru that line! Dare one man to falter?
Never! Mountain Lion! Let your manhood weaken:
Victory we cry, — All for one and one for all – Yours to do or die!
Onward, sons of Concord, Fight! In every play,
For your pride – your honor – Fight! Maroon and Gray!

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The Pines

The Pines

The pines that dot the “Campus Beautiful” have long been a symbol of Concord University.

Pine groves provided shelter from harsh winter winds.

Couples walked hand-in-hand through the pines going to and coming from classes or the library.

The pines were planted in the spring of 1915 as a wind break.

In time the pines became the splendor of the campus and symbol of the university.

School Colors

The Concord University colors are maroon and gray.

A song printed in the 1927 Pine Tree Yearbook mentioned the colors:

 Old Concord is the Place for Me

Old Concord is the place for me, place for me, place for me;
Her life is full of jollity, jollity;
Just as we love the golden rule,
So do we love our dear old school.

Her profs. They are the proper stuff, proper stuff,
They give us lessons long and tough, long and tough,
And yet they’re loved by every one
Who is a loyal Concord son.

We’re for our dear Maroon and Gray;
We win new victories every day,
To always do our very best,
Is the motto for our C.S.C. (Concord State College, now Concord University.)