Spirit Squads

About the Spirit Squads
Release: Sunday 05/15/2015 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Welcome to the Official Homepage of the Wright State University Spirit Unit. We hope you find the information you are looking for at this site and enjoy learning more about the Raider Cheerleaders, Raider Dance Team and TEAM Rowdy. Thanks again and remember to visit often.

Spirit Coordinator: Joyce Whitaker (E-Mail)
Assistant Spirit Coordinator: Michelle Gillespie (E-Mail)
Assistant Coach (Dance): Ashley Herman (E-Mail)

This program closely mirrors a sports program in the Athletic Department and will take up a lot of your non-academic time. This is not a leisure activity. Our primary purpose is to support the Athletic teams during designated sporting events. Please click on the appropriate program page to get detailed information about tryouts, schedules, team rosters and download photos of the respective programs.

Being a part of the Spirit Unit can be a fun and rewarding experience, listed below are the program amenities that enhance our programs!

Program Amenities
    ☐ Priority Scheduling
    ☐ Study Tables (mandatory study time 3 hrs. per week)
    ☐ Access to the Training Room, Physician & Assigned Trainer
    ☐ Access to Athletic Weight Room & the Director of Strength / Conditioning
    ☐ SAAC / Life Skills
    ☐ Break Housing Fee - Dorm Students Only
    ☐ Practice & Game Day Supplies / Uniforms
    ☐ Spirit Program Office 365 Group Site
    ☐ Practice Facilities
    ☐ Conference / NCAA Travel
    ☐ National Collegiate competition participation
    ☐ Letter Jackets
    ☐ Senior Gifts

All candidates inquire about the out-of-pocket cost associated with being a part of this program, below are the program fees associated with each student type.

Program Fees
    ☐ $650 - 1st year members, $325 - 2nd year members, NO Fees - 3rd - 4th year members
    ☐ Fees Cover:
  • Uniform Rental Fees
  • Camp Registration
  • Nationals Airfare
  • Additional NIKE Apparel (Warmups & Fleece Tops)

Fundraising Note
All candidates are required to participate in assigned fundraisers. Proceeds are used to cover any expenses not covered by our operating budgets.

Spirit Program Handbook Manual 
All Spirit Program members must read the guidelines in its entirety and sign a copy of the Acknowledge form confirming their understanding of the rules and guideline information. The handbook is revised annually and the current copy will be posted on the Spirit Program Office 365 Group Site. To download the current handbook click on the document link located under the Related Links section.

University Ambassadors
The Spirit Program is dedicated to upholding the rich traditions of Wright State University through leadership skills, dedication, commitment, community involvement, mentorship to the youth of today and promoting school spirit through sporting events, exhibitions and competitive events. Enjoy visiting our website and feel free to contact the coordinators for information about this great program.

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