The web color Syracuse Orange is an red-orange color that is branded by Syracuse University. According to its website, Orange was adopted as the University color in 1890. The color was selected after a vote by students, faculty, alumni, and trustees, who noted it was a strong, bright color not claimed by any other school; it was Syracuse University's for the taking. It was chosen to represent the golden apples of Hesperia, as well as the story of the sunrise and hope for a golden future. Syracuse University was the first school to adopt only one official color.