VCU Mascot and Spirit Squad Request

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Welcome to the VCU Athletics Spirit Squad Appearance Request form. Please take a moment to fill out the form below in its entirety.

The VCU Spirit Squad members are ambassadors of the University and Athletics Department. Consisting of the cheerleading squad, Goldrush Dancers, Peppas, and Rodney the Ram, they make many appearances each year for athletics, University, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, corporate and private events. 

Policies

  • Payment must be received in full at least two days prior to the event. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the appearance. If appearances cannot be made, a full refund will be issued.
  • Non-VCU units may pay via credit card.
  • Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the event. 
  • Appearances will not last longer than two (2) hours.
  • For requests involving cheerleaders and dancers, approximately 4-5 members will be sent. 
  • Cheerleaders and dancers will mingle and pump up guests with basic cheers. They do not perform routines at events. You must provide a system for the VCU fight song if desired.
  • Please note that Spirit Squad members are students at VCU, and as such, appearance availability during prime class time (Monday-Friday) may be limited.
  • All apperances are contingent on the availability of the student performers. Although every effort will be made to accomodate scheduled events, VCU will not be held liable for missed apperances. 
  • A private and secure changing room is required.
  • Water must be provided for all performers at all events. 
  • Appearances will not be made on VCU gamedays.
  • Appearances by VCU Spirit Squads may not be publicized.
  • Appearances at wedding receptions must be at the beginning of the reception before any beverages are served.
  • Spirit Squad members will not travel more than 45 miles from VCU.
  • Spirit Squad members will not make appearances at bars, casinos, or events supporting/fundraising for political candidates, religious worship services, or events promoting non-VCU corporate partners.
  • Rodney may not appear at outdoor events during inclement weather.
  • Appearances during finals week and winter break are unlikely but subject to availability.

Rodney Cost for Booking

  • VCU units (University departments, student organizations, etc.): $100 - 0-1 hour appearance / $150 - 1-2 hour appearance
  • Non-VCU units: $200 - 0-1 hour appearance / $300 - 1-2 hour appearance
  • Non-VCU units (non-profit organizations): $100 - 0-1 hour appearance / $150 - 1-2 hour appearance
  • University travel fees will be applied to appearances off campus ($0.545 per mile from the Siegel Center)

Peppas Cost for Booking

  • VCU units (University departments, student organizations, etc.): $500 per event
  • Non-VCU units: $750-1,000 per event
  • University travel fees will be applied to appearances off campus ($0.545 per mile from the Siegel Center)

Cheer and Dance Cost for Booking

  • Prices vary and depend on the event.

For questions or more information on booking the Spirit Squads, contact Olivia McGrath mcgrathog@mymail.vcu.edu.

EVENT INFORMATION

Is this event for a VCU department? *
If no, please put N/A
Is this organization labeled a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency? *
Spirit Squad members requested *
When would you like Spirit Squad members to arrive?
When would you like Spirit Squad members to end their appearance?

DAY OF EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION

I have read the above policies and agree to the terms and conditions *
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