Sam Houston State University is crushing “casual Fridays” with a version that will promote school spirit while offering participants incentives to don orange and white.
Through “Orange Crush,” an enhancement to the casual spirit Fridays formerly promoted across campus, the Department of Student Activities will reward students, faculty and staff members who wear school colors between 10 a.m. and noon on Fridays by handing out random “orange-themed” prizes in the Lowman Student Center Mall Area beginning this Friday (Jan. 30).
Once a month, the department will also hand out T-shirts.
"This is a great way to foster Bearkat spirit and to remind the SHSU community of where we come from and the wonderful university that we are associated with," said Brandon Cooper, Student Activities manager. "By wearing orange and white or SHSU attire, you really are making a statement about how proud you are to be a Bearkat."
The initiative will also encourage offices to get in the spirit through a competition between university offices and departments that calls for them to submit pictures of themselves in their favorite Bearkat/orange and white gear.
Monthly winners will receive a trophy and will be eligible for the “Most Spirited” of the semester award, a larger, roaming trophy to display in the office for the next semester.
Pictures should be sent to Cooper, at email@example.com, and will be selected the second Friday of each month beginning Feb. 13. The submission deadline will be noon on the second Friday of every month.
"We want to show that orange and white is the new black; it goes with everything," Cooper said.
For more information, call Student Activities at 936.294.3861.
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