Following a large response from West Virginia University students on Wednesday, Student Organizations Services has announced that Homecoming Court selection will include a student body vote and campaigning as in past years.

“After hearing many students voice their concerns, we have decided to revert to our traditional ways of selecting a Homecoming King and Queen, which would include an application review, in-person interview and student body vote,” said Barbara Copenhaver-Bailey, assistant vice president for Student Success.

This decision reverses the announcement on Wednesday that the 2014 WVU Homecoming selection process would not include a student vote or campaigning.

Any future decision made in regard to changes to the Homecoming Court selection process will be done with student input, Copenhaver-Bailey added.

A timeline for campaigning and voting is being finalized and will be updated on the website soon.

The application for Homecoming King and Queen are currently available at or at the Student Organizations Services office in the Mountainlair. Applications are due Sept. 10 by 4 p.m. in the Student Organizations Services office.

Interested applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at the WVU main campus, possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and have completed a minimum of 89 credit hours. Former WVU Homecoming candidates are ineligible.

Candidates will participate in the annual Homecoming Parade on Oct. 3 and winners will be announced during halftime of the Oct. 4 WVU football game against Kansas.



CONTACTS: Bob Campione, Student Organizations Services

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