The Bearcat Award is the highest honor given in the name of Homecoming participation.
This award recognizes student organizations and residence halls that take an active
and spirited part in Homecoming Week. The Bearcat Award will consist of two categories:
Registered Student Organization (RSO) and Residence Hall. The prizes for winning
will be recognition on a plaque and $300 to be awarded for each category. Bearcat
Award points are earned through attendance and participation in all activities during
the week’s events.
All events require a completed participation form. Entry forms will be completed online by using the links below. Forms are due Thursday, September 19, 2013 by 5pm.
Smaller Registered Student Organizations are encouraged to pair up with another organization to compete in the games. In this case, any prizes won would be split between the two merged groups. An exception would be the Homecoming Parade. Paired groups would need to either register as a paired group or compete individually in the parade (remember there are cash prizes, and we’d like to have additional entries in the parade). In the event the group splits for the parade (ie. Each group does a float for their own group’s recognition in the parade) they must choose and agree which parade entry will count for the Bearcat Awards competition; however each could still potentially win a cash award for the parade.
It would be advisable to update your group’s information online. Use either the renewal or the update form. A student organization pairing cannot exceed two organizations.
Winners of the event will be posted on this page, and the overall winners will be announced during the Homecoming Dance. Awards will be presented to category winners and the overall winner following Homecoming week.
The Homecoming Games will begin on Sunday, September 29.
2012 Bearcat Award Winners: International Student Organization
2011 Bearcat Award Winners: Sigma Sigma Sigma
2010 Bearcat Award Winners: Alpha Phi Omega
2009 Bearcat Award Winners: Sigma Nu
2008 Bearcat Award Winners: Sigma Nu
2007 Bearcat Award Winners: Kappa Sigma Tau
2006 Bearcat Award Winners: McKendree University Cheerleaders