Academic Status & Eligibility

Members must maintain good academic standing during year of service. Each must demonstrate academic progress in securing a degree. The Spirit Program Director & Coaches through grade and attendance checks will monitor academic progress. To be eligible, students must maintain a 2.50 (or higher) current and cumulative GPA.


While your academic success is priority, the success of the team depends on everyone being at practices, assigned games, camp/clinics, and appearances etc. Program members may have to give up part, or all, of their Thanksgiving holiday break, Winter holiday break and Spring Break to attend practices, games, and/or appearances. The Spirit Program will cover, but not limited to, Football, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s & Women’s Basketball games, and selected other Texas Southern University sports. Members may also have the opportunity to travel to post season football bowl games, conference and NCAA/NIT post-season basketball tournaments. In addition, public appearances are required by squad members to attend throughout the year. Incentives should not have to be offered when needs for appearances are announced. It is the responsibility of each member to make public appearances. Spirit Program members will also be required to attend summer practices.


Spirit Program members are highly visible symbols of Texas Southern University and, thus, must conduct themselves accordingly at ALL times. You should do nothing to bring embarrassment to the University, your family, your squad, Coaches/Spirit Program Director, or to yourself.

Cheerleading Tryout Application Packet - 2023

Cheerleading & Mascot Waiver