Be True to Your School on Viking Pridays
Where is your Viking Spirit? Do you show it on campus? Is it only during football season that you break out that royal blue shirt or hat?
On the Campus of Elizabeth City State University, Viking Spirit is alive and well any day of the week, any time of the year. But these days we are setting aside one day a week and asking everyone to participate in Viking Priday. Each Friday students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to wear a Viking shirt.
Viking shirts have always been available at the campus bookstore. And in support of Viking Pridays they are offering a Viking-wear package. For $150 you get a Viking polo, T-shirt, twill shirt and a soft-shell jacket. It’s a package designed to give you a diverse selection of Viking wear to show your pride any day of the week.
But Viking Priday is more than a day when you’re asked to visibly show your spirit by wearing your royal blue Viking shirt. It is a series of initiatives designed to show pride in your school by increasing community engagement and awareness. It’s not only about showing your fellow Vikings how much you love your school, but also about getting the community involved, too.
According to University Project Manager Russ Haddad, getting the message out to the community is a part of the effort. Currently there are businesses around the Elizabeth City area that are showing their Viking Pride by displaying ECSU flags, shirts and other pieces of royal blue support. Members of the ECSU community are asked to keep an eye out for these businesses and show them that we support their efforts, too. It’s one small way in which students, faculty, staff, and alumni can get the word out and show their pride.
As the fall semester arrives, more and more opportunities to share your Viking Pride with the world will arise. Campus and community involvement, or just wearing your royal blue Viking shirt will signal that you are “true to your school.”