We've been posting the past few weeks, but we wanted to make a thread given the summer break to ramp up for the year.
As an intro, we're the Hellraisin Hokies! A new spirit org at Virginia Tech. The founder of the org is a grad student that came from the University of Houston, after starting an org there to bring spirit back to it's Sports programs.
Given that Virginia Tech is going back to in person next semester, and half of the student body would have not experienced a true Enter Sandman by that time, we want to also capitalize on that by expanding Hokie energy around campus, promote social events, and live in the name of Ut Prosim by working on service projects as much as we can. We already have 111 members across all classes and classifications (Undergrad -> PhD), and we are hoping to add more! If you are a current or incoming student, please send a PM and we will add you to the GroupMe!
Further on, our first task to work on is spirit. The goal would be to prevent the fire drills happening in the middle of the game, especially in the student sections!
Understandably, this post is in the Football forum. Feel free to post stories or suggestions from other sports or years as well, to prevent duplicate threads. You can also directly suggest some on our form here, for our current members to discuss!
If you could please answer these questions:
What are some old traditions, stories, in game events that you loved and were more student-organic that you would like to see brought back?
What would you NOT want to see return?
What types of chants/events/traditions were forced upon everyone by Athletics, and not really liked?
Anything else you can provide?
Also, if you have any ideas or so on how an organization like this could be run within Virginia Tech's culture, please let us know. Schools have different cultures and all, so we want to orient it around the spirited Virginia Tech.