SGA Traditions Orange and White Week By: Anslee Daniel

Due to the rain, the committee had to move inside to hand out popsicles and stickers with the Volunteer Creed on them.
"'Creed Day' really established the basis for Orange and White Week. It allowed the student body to come together on the basis of the one thing that connects all of us: being a Volunteer and standing up for what we believe in." -Traditions Director and SGA President-Elect Morgan Hartgrove
Students were able to write what the creed means to them on the chalkboard.
The SGA Vice President-Elect Michael Curtis and...
the current SGA Vice President McKinsey Patterson were able to stop by.
When the rain cleared, some of the committee members were able to pass out popsicles outside.
"Tradition Keeper Tuesday" was celebrated on social media. However, the celebration continued on Wednesday with a partnership with Haslam Business College for "Wear Your Orange Wednesday".
The school handed out t-shirts and gave out Rita's Italian Ice to students as they went to class.
Traditions not only incorporated the student body in this year's Orange and White Week, but also the surrounding community as well.
The Quarry Trails Apartment Community passed out snacks and other items for students as they passed through PED Walkway.
The forecast caused the committee to change their plans for "Throwback Thursday." Instead of showing the 1998 championship game in the middle of Presidential Court, the committee decided to pass out pizza to students as the rain caused for the projection screen to have to be cancelled.
Fortunately, Traditions was able to partner with the Environment and Sustainability committee as they tabled for Earth Day.
The committees were also able to get some help passing out pizza from current SGA President Carson Hollingsworth and Vice President McKinsey Patterson.
Committee member Maddie Stephens says that she always gets excited for Orange and White Week because "It's a full week devoted to just celebrating how great it is to be a Vol! Plus I got to hand out free pizza and make someone's day!"
For the "Biggest Big Orange Friday," Traditions partnered with First Year Council to host an end of the year carnival in the HPER building.
Ultimately, the celebrations and hard work paid off as students and fans alike lined up for the Orange and White Game.
Committee member Kellen Clarke says that "Orange and White Week highlights the true values and traditions of UT. It's a way to come together as a campus and shed the Volunteer spirit for all to see at the Orange and White Game!"

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