Points System


  • Only registered student clubs and organizations, as approved by the Campus Activities Office, are eligible to participate in Homecoming activities and receive points.
  • Clubs and organizations will compete only against similar groups (clubs vs. clubs, Greeks vs. Greeks, etc.)* in seven (7) different Homecoming contests (see below).
  • Four overall Homecoming Champions will be chosen and announced at halftime of the Homecoming game.
  • Certificates, cash prizes, significant publicity and prestige await the successful groups.
  • Groups may join with other similar groups to enter one or more competition.  However, if combined groups place in a competition, only one certificate will be awarded and prize points and money (if any) will be divided equally.
  • Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.  A display celebrating all winners will be on permanent display in the Student Union.
  • Each contest has specific guidelines and deadlines. 

Competition Categories:

4 Homecoming Champions will be chosen in the following categories:

  • General Club 
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Fraternity/Sorority 
  • University Funded Organization (UFO) **

Competition Points Grid:

Contest Points for Participation Points for 3rd Place Points for 2nd Place Points for 1st Place
Parade Float* 50 80 110 150
  *15 additional points will be added for sustainable materials used.      
Kazoo Band 20 50 80 100
Banner Contest 15 30 50 75
Blood Drive 150 -- -- --
Homecoming Royalty Candidate Nomination: 10 Interview: 15 On Court: 20 Top of the Rock: 30
Lip Sync Prelims: 15 -- -- --
  Finals: 25    

50 (in category)
50 Overall Champion (additional)

*Notes: Because there is an uneven number of fraternities and sororities on campus, some fraternities may compete with non-Greek, all-female organization when no sororities are available. Fraternities pairing with non PanHellenic groups will be awarded one half the point f or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finish in any contest. Participation points are split between partnering groups whether they be Greek or non-Greek. Furthermore, Prize Money where applicable is also split evenly among partnering groups. Partnering groups do not share Blood Drive points.

** University Funded Organizations (UFOs) include: Appalachian Ambassadors, APPS, The Appalachian, WASU, The Peel, BSA, Club Council, RHA/NRHH, IFC, NPHC, PHC, SGA, Women's Center, REI, InTapp, and ACT.  UFOs are not eligible for cash rewards but can receive funds to cover floats and banner costs.