Jonathan the Husky

Alpha Phi Omega first took on the commitment for the care and safekeeping of Jonathan the Husky in 1970, when the student government tried to sell the dog because he “represented the establishment.” A student petition kept him on campus and Alpha Phi Omega took over responsibility for our beloved canine.

Our current husky, Jonathan the 14th, was born on October 5, 2013 at Husky Harbor in El Dorado, Arkansas. He began his duties in August of 2014 and lives with his furever family. Jonathan XIII and Jonathan XIV are sponsored by their veterinarian, Fenton River Veterinary Hospital in Tolland, CT.

You can see Jonathan at many events across campus, including running across the field before football games or in the stands at basketball games. He attends many sporting events, various philanthropy events, and campus organization events such as HuskyTHON and Open House.

For any inquiries regarding Jonathan the Husky, please email

  • Jonathan XIV (left) and Jonathan XIII (right)