“Hoosiers” now official for federal records

Indiana residents will officially be Hoosiers in federal record keeping.

Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young jointly announced today that the new federal government style guide has agreed to use “Hoosiers” instead of “Indianans” in federal documents. The change will affect publications produced through the Government Publishing Office, the federal government’s official printing office. That includes official publications of Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies.

Last year, Sen. Donnelly and then Rep. Young petitioned the Government Publishing Office’s Style Board to make the change.

“We aren’t achieving world peace here, but it’s nice to be recognized by the federal government as Hoosiers,” Young said. “It’s not just a classic movie. It’s not just the nickname for IU athletics. It’s who we are.”