University of Southern Indiana

Spirit Competition

USI fans

Each year, USI students create Spirit Teams and compete in the Homecoming Spirit Competition to be number one in school spirit! The Spirit Competition challenges our student groups to show their spirit through participation in Homecoming events and two judged competitions.  Register your team here! Deadline to register is January 19, 2018 at noon.

Take Home the Gold Competition Point System:

Each competition is worth up to 15 points for first place, 10 points for second place, and 5 points for third place. All participants will get 2 points. Competitions that involve Instagram will typically gain participants 5 points. 

Homecoming Spirit Banners:

  • Each organization can pick up a provided white twin-sized bed sheet from Student Development Programs prior to Friday, January 26th at 4:00 pm.
  • Organizations must create a “Home Sweet Homecoming” or USI themed banner to be hung outside of the UC during Homecoming Week.
  • Banners must be appropriate. Banners that are deemed inappropriate by the homecoming committee will be automatically disqualified from this competition.
  • Banners are due to Student Development Programs by Monday, January 29th at 12:00 pm.

Bring Archie Home Scavenger Hunt:

  • Each day of Homecoming Week (Monday-Friday) 2 stuffed eagles will be hidden somewhere around campus.
  • If a member of your organization finds Archie, he or she must deliver it to Student Development Programs that day to receive points for the organization. The member can only give the points to one organization.
  • There is no limit to the number of Archies that an organization can find throughout the week.

Monday, January 29th Spirit Theme: Match with your HOMEies

  • Match with your HOMEies by wearing matching “twin” attire on Monday!
  • Take a photograph of two or more of your student organization members in matching attire and post it to the designated organization Instagram account with the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming2018 to earn your points.

Monday, January 29th Late Night Event: Comedian Tyler Boeh

  • Come out to see Tyler Boeh at 8 pm in Carter Hall!
  • Sign in at our Student Organization Sign In (You may sign in for more than one Student Organization)

Tuesday, January 30th Spirit Theme: Make Yourself at HOME

  • Make yourself at HOME by wearing pajamas on Tuesday!
  • Take a photograph of one or more of your student organization members in pajamas and post it to the designated organization Instagram account with the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming2018 to earn your points.

Tuesday, January 30th Late Night Event: Eagle Adoption Center

  • Come out to stuff an eagle at 4 pm in the UC Conference Series!
  • Sign in at our Student Organization Sign In (You may sign in for more than one Student Organization)

Wednesday, January 31st Spirit Theme:

  • *** by wearing athletic gear on Wednesday!
  • Take a photograph of one or more of your student organization members in athletic gear and post it to the designated organization Instagram account with the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming2018 to earn your points.

Wednesday, January 31st Late Night Event: Minute to Win It

  • Come out to play Minute to Win It for a chance to win prizes at ***pm in Carter Hall!
  • Sign in at our Student Organization Sign In (You may sign in for more than one Student Organization)
  • Play the Minute to Win It Games. If you or a member of your organization achieves the highest score/fastest time, your organization will be eligible to win extra points if that score is not beaten. The organization with the highest score at each event at the end of the night will receive spirit points.

Thursday, February 1st Spirit Theme: Root for the HOME team!

  • Root for the HOME team by wearing USI spirit attire on Thursday!
  • Take a photograph of one or more of your student organization members in USI spirit attire and post it to the designated organization Instagram account with the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming2018 to earn your points.

Thursday, February 1st Late Night Event: Craziest Fan Competition

  • Come out to the USI basketball game at 7:00 pm in the Physical Activities Center!
  • Sign in at our Student Organization Sign In (You may sign in for more than one Student Organization)
  • Enter into the Craziest Fan Competition for a chance to win spirit points! Individual and Organization points will be awarded. If an individual wins 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, the organization that they wrote on their sign up application will be awarded the points, but individual entries will not award participation points.

Friday, February 2nd Spirit Theme: Bouncing into the Home Stretch

  • Join us in the Bouncing into the Home Stretch by wearing your Homecoming t-shirt on Friday!
  • Take a photograph of one or more of your student organization members in a homecoming t-shirt and post it to the designated organization Instagram account with the hashtag #HomeSweetHomecoming2018 to earn your points.

Friday, February 2nd Late Night Event: Can Sculpture Competition:

  • Come out to Group Exercise Room at 8:00 pm in the Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center!
  • Sign in at our Student Organization Sign In (You may sign in for more than one Student Organization)

Saturday, February 3rd: Homecoming Basketball Game

  • Organization winners will be announced at Halftime of the Men’s Basketball Game.
  • Organizations will win their organization name engraved on the first ever Homecoming Spirit Trophy.

The winning team of the Spirit Competition will be announced at the Homecoming Game on Saturday, February 4th.  

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