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 http://sos.wvu.edu 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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