Lake Erie College has had a variety of mascots throughout the years including a dog statue, a lightning bolt costume and a unicorn. In the winter of 1994, the College held a contest for a new mascot for the 1994-95 academic year. The contest was advertised in the alumni magazine and called for submissions from the College and surrounding community, as well as alumni. As a result of this contest, the current mascot of the College - Stormy - was born.