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Homecoming 2015 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.

Please see below for all rules, requirements and application materials.

Timeline

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 8 a.m. - Homecoming court applications available on DragonLink
  • Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 (12 p.m.) - Applications due
  • Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 - Announcement of Homecoming court
  • Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 - Mandatory Homecoming court meeting
  • 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 have an escort for the Homecoming game 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.

    Past Winners

    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