Efforts will be made to display all banners submitted. Students are permitted to bring hand-held signs to athletic events provided that the signs meet the following guidelines:
1. The signs must be no larger than one piece of standard size poster board (22′ x 28′);
2. Signs may not display abusive or obscene words or drawings; and
3. Names of commercial products other than the official broadcast networks of the contest may not be mentioned on the sign.
In addition to the statutory definition of hazing, hazing is also defined at the University as intimidation by physical punishment; harassment by conditioning participation on the requirement that one withstand exacting, unnecessary, disagreeable, difficult, or exceedingly time-consuming work; harassment by means of embarrassment by banter, ridicule, or criticism; or requiring conduct that violates state law or University policy.
Conduct at Athletic Events
The University prohibits the throwing of objects from the stands and abusive language or gestures. Students may paint their faces including the common names for our team (e.g., Dores, Vandy, VU. Students and/ or recognized student organizations may submit banners to be displayed at the game to the appropriate Athletic Department official, prior to the game. Banners with obscene or derogatory messages will not be displayed.