Court

Important Dates

Event Date & Time Location
Entry Forms Due September 25, 2007 — 9:15PM Esker 118
Mandatory Meeting September 25, 2007 — 9:15PM Esker 118
Interviews September 29, 2007 — 11:00AM - 5:00PM Esker 109B
Campaigning Begins October 1, 2007 — 7:00AM Across Campus
Voting October 4, 2007 — 11:00AM - 6:00PM University Bookstore
Poster Removal Deadline October 5, 2007 — 11:00AM Across Campus, Facebook, & MySpace
Budget & Receipts Due October 5, 2007 — 4:00PM Drumlin 120
Top Candidates Announced October 8, 2007 — 7:30PM-10:30PM Dance (Tent near Lot 9)
King & Queen Announced October 10, 2007 — 8:00PM Variety Show (ILY Auditorium)

Files

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Candidates

All recognized campus organizations may enter candidates. For the purpose of this page, the term candidate refers to the two representatives from a res hall, student org, or Greek.

  1. Candidates must have completed at least one semester at UW-Whitewater unless they are a resident of a Year One hall. Minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Candidates must be enrolled at full-time status. Only one male and one female student can represent an organization. Individuals representing any organization can only participate if they were not members of the Homecoming 2006 Court (regardless of whom they represented).
  2. To be eligible, candidates must be sponsored by at least one recognized campus organization.
    1. Campus Organizations — Candidates must be sponsored by either one organization or by two campus organizations.
    2. Greek Organizations — Two participants will represent the Greek organizations and shall consist of one male candidate sponsored by Interfraternity Council, and a female candidate sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and turned in as a slate by the deadline.
    3. Residence Halls — Candidates can be sponsored by one co-ed hall or by a complex. First year halls are the sole single halls that are able to sponsor candidates.
  3. Candidates must have a campaign manager who will attend the candidate meetings. Attendance will be taken.
  4. There is a MANDATORY meeting of all candidates and their campaign managers on Tuesday, September 25, in Esker 118, at 9:15PM. Please bring pencils, paper, and completed entry forms. Candidates will sign up for interviews and have their photos taken at this time.
  5. The Homecoming Court shall consist of five pairs of representatives/candidates selected by vote and by interview points. Should any candidate be disqualified for not meeting the requirements, the candidate with the next highest number of points will move into the open position.

Interviews

  1. Interviews of all candidates will be held on Saturday, September 29, 11:00AM — 5:00PM, in Esker 109B in fifteen minute time slots. The candidates with the top eight scores from the interview will appear on the ballot. The 2007 King & Queen will be determined by the interviews (counting as 60%) and through the popular vote of the student body (counting 40%). The interview committee shall consist of faculty, staff, HSC alums, and students.

Elections

Vote deduction per violations
  1. There will be one voting location:
    1. The election will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2007. The voting area will be located in the University Bookstore. Candidates will not be permitted to campaign inside the building where voting is occurring. This includes those running the voting areas. (20 votes)
    2. All candidates on the ballot will be introduced on Monday, October 8, at the dance. The five candidates who will make up the 2007 Homecoming Court will also be announced at that time.
    3. The 2007 Homecoming Court, as announced Monday night, will be introduced again on Friday, October 12, at the Spirit Rally. The candidates with the most points will then be introduced as the 2007 Homecoming King & Queen. Attendance of the entire 2007 Homecoming Court is required.

Formal Campaigning

  1. On Monday, October 1 at 7:00AM, all candidates will be permitted to campaign with their literature, buttons, handouts, etc. Candidates may campaign on the mall, at meetings, and at various functions on campus. No campaigning (except by word of mouth) may be done prior to that time. (20 votes)
  2. Campaigning in Esker and Drumlin Halls will be limited to one poster (4' x 4' maximum, must be posted in designated areas), per couple in each dining hall. No other posters, flyers, or table tents of any kind will be allowed in the dining halls. All postings are subject to approval. (10 votes)
  3. Campaigning in all other campus buildings other than your own residence hall is limited to posters no large than 17" by 22" which may only be placed on bulletin boards in designated areas. Posters are subject to approval guilelines in all university buildings following a posting policy. (10 votes)
  4. Campaigning in your own residence hall is unlimited, subject to approval of the Hall Director. (Discretion of Homecoming Steering Committee)
  5. No outside banners will be allowed anywhere on or off campus with the exception of candidate's own residence hall, house, or chapter house. (20 votes)
  6. All posters and banners are required to be removed by 11:00AM, Friday, October 5, 2007. (10 votes per infraction)
  7. There may not be any door-to-door solicitation. (20 votes)
  8. Flyers may be posted only on bulletin boards where allowable in campus buildings. (10 votes)
  9. Animals may not be used in campaigning other than in photographs. (10 votes)
  10. Publicity expenditure will be limited to $200 per couple on the ballot. A complete budget must be kept and all receipts kept for proof of purchases. Any over-spending or mishandling of books will result in immediate disqualification. These must be turned into Leadership Development, Drumlin 120, by 4:00PM on Friday, October 12. This shall include organization funds, donations (private or corporate/business) and corporate/business sponsorship. Corporate/business donations or sponsorship must follow the University Policy on corporate/business sponsorship. (Disqualification)
  11. There will be NO campaigning through ANY campus media source (Cable 6, WSUW, Royal Purple, Electronic Message Board, Carlson Hall Digital Signage, Signboards, Etc.). E-mails to organizational members are permitted if regarding candidates representing that organization. (Disqualification)
  12. Chalking with washable chalk will only be permitted on cement firewalks (i.e., NO chalking on buildings, benches, campus signs, classroom chalkboards, or on any vertical surface). The chalk must be in an area where rainfall will remove it. No spray chalk. (20 votes)
  13. Defacement or removal of campaigning material of any candidate is prohibited. (30 votes)
  14. Facebook and MySpace must be kept approrpiate to Court Campaigning and removed by 11:00AM, Friday, October 5, 2007.

Rule Violations

  1. Any UW-Whitewater student, faculty, or staff may submit a complaint about a rule violation.
  2. All complaints in regard to rule violations must be presented in writing to the Homecoming Court Coordinator, Leadership Development, Drumlin 120, describing in detail the incident in question. This must be done within 24 hours of the infraction. The complaint must also include the individaul(s) name(s) and phone numbers.
  3. The Homecoming Steering Committee Review Board will rule on the complaint. Decisions made by the Homecoming Steering Committee Review Board are FINAL.

Voting

  1. The top eight candidates will be placed on the ballot. Names will be alphabetized by name of sponsor.
  2. Voting for the election will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 11:00AM — 6:00PM (all day). Voting will take place in University Bookstore. Students must present their University ID card in order to vote.
  3. Students will be permitted to vote for up to three pairs of representatives.
  4. A member of HSC will be present at the voting booth to oversee voting operations.

Obligations

  1. The Homecoming Court wil be announced at the Homecoming Dance, October 8.
  2. Top Five court candidates' attendance is required at the Spirit Rally, October 12.
  3. The Homecoming Court is invited to participate in the Parade on Saturday, October 13. Top 5 candidates' cars will be provided. You must provide your own signs.
  4. The Homecoming Court will be required to be at the half-time activities of the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday, October 13.
  5. Court candidates are required to be on time for each of the events. If a candidate is late for an event, points will be deducted from that candidate's organization cahmpionship point total.
  6. Court participants are prohibited from using alcohol or other drugs during Homecoming events. (Disqualification)

Questions? Concerns?

Please direct any questions regarding Homecoming 2007 Court should be directed to Aubri Moore or Carmen Zimmerman, Homecoming Steering Committee, by leaving a message at Leadership Development, Drumlin 120, 472-3191.