During halftime of the Homecoming game, the SGA Homecoming Committee will award The Kathleen Cramer Cup for the Crimson division. The Committee will also award teams of students or student orgs during the Pep Rally and Bonfire with less than 100 members who are participating in the Tide Division with the Tide Trophy.

The Kathleen Cramer Cup, renamed by The Board of Trustees in honor of Dr. Kathleen Cramer and her impact and lasting impression on UA’s campus life, will be given annually to the Student organization with more than 100 members that exhibits the most pride, spirit, and excitement during the week of Homecoming.

The Tide Trophy, established in 2018 is awarded annually to the Student organization with less than 100 members that exhibits the most pride, spirit, and excitement during the week of Homecoming.

Spirit Points

Spirit points will be awarded for events included in the Crimson Division and Tide Division Competition.  Here are the eligible events:

  • Roll Tide Run*
  • Service Project Participation
  • Paint the Town Red
  • Bowling Tournament
  • Flag Football Tournament
  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Cash for Cans
  • NPHC Stepshow***
  • Choreography Competition
  • Lawn Decorations*
  • Spades Tournament
  • Trivia Competition
  • Lawn Games Tournament
  • Homecoming Parade*

Points will be awarded for participation as well as placing in each event. Individual awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. (Registration is online at http://sltickets.ua.edu)

(*– denotes Events required in Crimson Division; ***Denotes Event only available to NPHC groups)

Spirit Points Grading System

Applies to Crimson Division & Tide Division only.

Roll Tide Run*

3 participation points per person
(Maximum of 150 points)

Paint the Town Red

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 25 points

Bowling Tournament

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 25 points

Flag Footballl Tournament

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points

Participation: 25 points

Lawn Games Tournament

Points will be awarded for highest placing Team
(Maximum 2 Teams in Crimson; 1 Team in Tide Division)

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 25 points

Spades Tournament

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points

Participation: 25 points

Dodgeball

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points

Participation: 25 points

Cash For Cans Donation*

First Place: 100 points
Second Place: 50 points
Third Place: 25 points

Participation: 50 points

Choreography

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 25 points

Lawn Decoration*

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 50 points

Parade

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 50 points

Trivia Competition

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 25 points

NPHC Stepshow***

First Place: 150 points
Second Place: 100 points
Third Place: 75 points

Participation: 50 points

Day of Service

Participation: 100 points

Scoring for both the Crimson and Tide Division will be based off judging rubrics, which will be provided at the mandatory meeting and/or as a part of the official Red Book. Point values found on this website will stand as official in any dispute of points allocated or an discrepancies in total possible.

Infraction Questions and Reporting

For any questions regarding the rules or to report a rule infraction, please email the Director of Rules and Regulations at uahomecomingrules@gmail.com. In order for an infraction to be investigated, concrete proof must be submitted. Photos or some other form of support of your claim are required as proof. Submissions that are found to have been fabricated will be penalized. The penalties are as follows:

1st Rule Infraction: 50 points
2nd Rule Infraction: 100 points
3rd + Rule Infraction: 150 points

Disregard Penalty:  150 points

Unregistered Participant:  100 points

Disqualification:  Guidelines regarding disqualification can be found in rules for each specific event or can be administratively levied for any violation of the participant contract

Penalty for leaving posters or any debris at events: 5 points per poster/decoration/prop/team identifying item