Spirit Squads

About the Spirit Program
Release: Saturday 03/04/2016 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Welcome to the Official Homepage of the Wright State University Spirit Program. 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)
Skills Coach (Cheer): Ronald Powers (Email)
Skills Coach Volunteer (Cheer): Nicole Caserta (Email)

This program is considered 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 and compete at the end of season. 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 Program 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

Fundraising Note
All candidates are required to participate in assigned fundraisers. Proceeds are used to cover any expenses not covered by our operating budgets. Each team member will have fundraising goals and participation is "tracked" individually. If goals are not met, the remaining balance becomes the team member's expense. All team members are required to read and sign the Fundraising Policy.

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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