Herm, the EMU Royals’ mascot lion, was first spotted back in 1983 as he cheered on EMU athletics teams and helped the Loyal Royals in fundraising and other athletics efforts. Herm is a warm, fuzzy guy who embodies welcoming friendliness, a trait that many visitors and new students use to describe the EMU community. Learn about student-athletes at EMU.
The new incarnation of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royals mascot made his debut in Fall for 2020. His occasional appearances on campus (wearing his mask like a good Royal) brought joy to students, faculty and staff. He's looking forward to a return to a more normal school year in 2021-22 and hopes to see even more students, faculty, staff and community members at events in the coming years. Herm is fully vaccinated and ready to get to work!