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Homecoming King and Queen Competition


Homecoming Court members serve as student representatives at Homecoming events throughout Spirit Week and Homecoming. The three men and three women chosen by the selection committee and will then be voted upon by students for selection as Homecoming king and queen. The Homecoming king and queen serve as student representatives at University events throughout the year and each receive a $250 scholarship.

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible for the Court (freshmen through seniors). Nominees should fill out the  application and follow all instructions. Please pay particular attention to the Homecoming Court Rules and Regulations, as well as the timeline.

Should you have any questions, please contact Natalie Shaak at nds37@drexel.edu.

2015 Homecoming King and Queen

Queen: Alissa Reichert

"It’s such a huge honor for me to have been selected by my peers as the 2015 Homecoming Queen. It didn't fully register during the half time reveal that I was announced as the 2015 Homecoming Queen until Christie was standing in front of me with the crown and my friends were cheering me on from the sidelines- it was a very surreal experience. I felt that the Homecoming Court should consist of individuals who are balanced, involved, and passionate about their education and the opportunities available to them so I was proud to have even been selected on the court this year! I’ve made it one of my own personal goals since I joined the Drexel community to seize every opportunity, strive for excellence in my endeavors, and to make an impact as an undergraduate. Being crowned as Homecoming Queen is a validating and exciting opportunity for me to continue representing Drexel and ignite positive change for the future. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support and encouragement!"

King: Richard Felix

    2015 Homecoming Court

    Zzane Chowdhury
    Zzane Chowdhury

    Junior, LeBow College of Business/College of Arts and Sciences
    International Business and Communications
    Representing Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

    Richard Felix
    Richard Felix

    Junior, LeBow College of Business
    Business and Engineering
    Representing Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

    Matthew Morimoto
    Matthew Morimoto

    Senior, College of Engineering
    Architectural / Civil Engineering (BSMS)
    Representing the Interfraternity Council

    Antonette Garcia
    Toni Garcia

    Senior, College of Arts and Science
    Criminal Justice
    Representing Drexel Student Ambassadors

    Whitney Giraud
    Whitney Giraud

    Senior, LeBow College of Business
    Marketing and Entrepreneurship
    Representing Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

    Alissa Reichert
    Alissa Reichert

    Pre-Junior, LeBow College of Business
    Marketing and Entrepreneurship
    Representing Residential Living (RLO)

    Past Winners

    2015 – Alissa Reichert and Richard Felix
    2014 – Christe Thompson and Rohil Shah
    2013 – Aria Srinivasan and Lawrence Mahoney-Jones
    2012 – Kate Ohene and Anthony D'Angelo
    2011 – Christina Giannscoli and Nicholas Hoppel

    Timeline

    • Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 8 a.m. - Homecoming court applications available on DragonLink
    • Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 (12 p.m.) - Applications due
    • Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 - Announcement of Homecoming court
    • Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. - Jan. 23 at 12 p.m. - Homecoming king and queen voting
    • Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 - Announcement of Homecoming king and queen

    Rules and Regulations

    1. Completed Homecoming Court applications are due on DragonLink by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 12 p.m.
    2. Any full-time undergraduate student (12 credit hours or more) may be nominated.
    3. Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. 
    4. Nominees must be in good standing with Student Conduct and Community Standards (no current disciplinary actions).
    5. All nominees must be sponsored by a recognized student organization (under the Office of Campus Activities) OR submit a Candidate Petition with at least ten signatures of undergraduate student supporters.
    6. Eligible candidates will participate in the court selection process, which includes an interview, review of campus and community involvement and personal statement. Final Court selections will include 3 king candidates and 3 queen candidates.
    7. All dates included in the information packet under Required Events are considered mandatory for selected king and queen candidates. If unable to attend, a representative must attend in your place, and Natalie Shaak (nds37@drexel.edu) must be notified prior to the event.
    8. King and queen candidates are expected to attend the Homecoming game for the halftime crowning ceremony. Attire is formal.

    Failure to comply with any of the above rules may result in disqualification. 

    Evaluation Criteria

    Nominated individuals will be evaluated for participation on the Court by a committee of representatives on the following

    • Ability to represent Drexel University
    • Campus and community involvement
    • Knowledge of Drexel University
    • Participation in Homecoming events
    • Academic success
    • Personal statement

    Court Selection - Point Structure

    The following point structure will be used for the selection of the Homecoming Court:

    1. Application (50 points)

    Applications will be reviewed by professional staff based on the following:

    • Ability to represent Drexel University
    • Campus and community involvement
    • Knowledge of Drexel University
    • Academic achievement
    • Ability to articulate the impact of Drexel University on him/her
    • Reasoning for wanting to be king or queen
    • Plans for representing Drexel University following graduation

    2. Academic Success (20 points)

    Each nominee’s GPA will be translated into points, out of 20, by multiplying the GPA by 5.
    Example: A GPA of 3.10 would translate into 15.50 points out of the 20 available.

    Total points available - 70

    In the event of a tie, personal statements will be evaluated by the Dean of Students, who will be asked to choose the nominee most deserving of a position on the Homecoming court.

    King and Queen Selection - Point Structure

    1. Homecoming Court selection score (up to 70 points)

    Points earned from the Homecoming Court selection process will be incorporated into the King and Queen scoring.

    2. Student Vote (10-30 points)

    King and queen candidates will be ranked and scored based on the number of votes received (in each category, respectively).

    • 1st Place – 30 Points
    • 2nd Place – 20 Points
    • 3rd Place – 10 Points

    In the event of a tie, totals from the student vote will be utilized to determine the winner.