SGA seeks candidates for SRU homecoming king and queen

Homecoming King and Queen

Josh Strom and Tori Hill were crowned Slippery Rock University's 2016 homecoming king and queen. Applications to be considered for this year's court are now open on CORE.

Sept. 19, 2017

SLIPPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock Student Government Association is inviting all SRU students interested in becoming the next Homecoming king or queen to submit their names and applications for consideration.

While the memories of Josh Strom and Tori Hill's crowing from one year ago are still fresh, it's time to look ahead to what could happen during halftime of SRU's Oct. 14 matchup against Indiana University when The Rock's 2017 homecoming court will be introduced, said Lexi Foster, a senior exercise science major from Goffstown, New Hampshire and vice president of internal affairs for SRSGA.

According to Foster, students may apply as an individual or as a couple on behalf of a student club or organization. If an entry is on behalf of a club or organization, that club or organization must be sure to nominate both a representative for both kind and queen.

If you are applying as an individual, candidates will need to fill out a petition packet, which can be found under the student engagement and leadership page on CORE, Foster said.

In addition, all interested parties must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for homecoming court nominations:

CLUB OR ORGANIZATION SPONSORED

-Must be a full-time student at SRU (undergraduate or graduate).

-Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at SRU. Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at SRU.

-Must not be a Slippery Rock Student Government Association internal affairs committee member.

-Must be nominated by a registered student club, organization and/or residence hall.

Clubs/organizations/residence halls are allowed to submit one application for king and one application for queen.

INDIVIDUALS

-Must submit a petition with the verified signatures of 50 currently enrolled SRU students with a minimum GPA of 2.50.

According to, Foster, interested candidates must not have been a previous homecoming court member.

People selected to serve on the homecoming court will be required to provide their own transportation for the homecoming parade procession Oct. 14.

Applications for homecoming kind and queen are now open and are due Sept. 29 via CORE. There will be a candidate information meeting, Oct. 2, with campaigning beginning at noon, Oct. 3. Voting, via CORE, will begin at 9 a.m., Oct. 10 and close at noon, Oct. 13.

Additional information and questions regarding the process may be directed to Foster at: alf1021@sru.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robb.king@sru.edu