It seems the number 13 has actually been lucky for the small college, which was founded in 1817 by 13 men who had only $13 between them.
Because of the colleges belief in the luck of number 13, officials ring the campus bells 13 times before major events like graduation and the colleges male a capella group has only 13 members.
The connections to number 13 dont end there. Colgates address is on 13 Oak Drive in the 13346 zip code, which not only begins with a 13, but the final three numbers add up to 13 as well.
Colgate coeds and teachers will be playing up the connection to lucky 13 by wearing the schools color maroon today (Jan. 13).
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