SG to give away ‘We are FAU’ shirts

Jordan Robrish

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Student government will be launching a new campaign aimed at promoting school pride. Named “Fowl OWL,” the campaign is in response to students wearing other college’s shirts on FAU campuses.

“We’re sick of student’s wearing other schools T-shirts on this campus,” said SG President Ayden Maher. “We really want to make people feel kind of embarrassed to wear another schools’ t-shirt on this campus.”

The campaign kicks off on Tuesday Oct. 4 at noon on the free speech lawn. Students will be able to trade in a “wearable” shirt of any other college and receive a brand new “We are FAU” T-shirt. According to Maher, the traded-in shirt has to be “wearable” and can’t have any holes in it, though he did mention it could be sleeveless.

Students on the Davie campus can swap their T-shirts in room SD221 in Davie and Fort Lauderdale students can do so in HEC 507. Students on the Jupiter campus can use the SR Atrium. All T-shirts will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

“We want all students, especially those that might not feel connected to the university, to feel like they are part of the university,” said Maher.

There will be 300 T-shirts available on the Boca campus, along with 100 each  for the Treasure Coast, Davie and Jupiter FAU campuses. The T-shirts FAU receives from the swap will all be given to charity. The T-shirts that students will be receiving in exchange are charcoal grey with FAU’s mascot, “Owlsey,” painted in blue flying against a white background. The back of the shirt reads “We are FAU”.

“We want students to feel like this is a first choice school,” said SG vice president Robert Huffman. “Our goal is to grow school pride and have students be proud to say they go to FAU”.