With Pittsburg State license plates becoming the one of the most popular collegiate plate in the state, it seems you never have to look too far to find a Gorilla.

This spring, numbers from the state transportation office showed that PSU surpassed Wichita State University in having the third highest number of license plates on the road. Currently, there are more than 1,500 vehicles in Kansas bearing PSU tags. The highest number is Kansas State University.

“We’re seeing them everywhere, including more often on company vehicles,” said Johnna Schremmer, director of alumni and constituent relations. “Our push is to become the most represented university in the state.”

Soon, supporters across the state line may have a chance to show PSU pride on their vehicles, as well. The alumni office is working with the Missouri Department of Revenue to release a Pitt State plate in Missouri. Over the summer, the office collected names of residents who would potentially purchase tags (with more than 14,000 alumni and friends in Missouri, there’s a strong support system). The state will collect comments from drivers until Nov. 30 before the decision is made by the Joint Committee for Transportation.

“Ideally, we’ll be seeing PSU license plates on Missouri vehicles as early as next summer or fall,” Schremmer said. “We’re hoping the process goes smoothly and that our neighbors can share in the Pitt State pride the way Kansans can now.”

For more information on getting a PSU license plate for your vehicle – as well as a half-price special Sept. 1-15 – go to the PSU alumni web site or call the office at 620-235-4758.