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Miss Clemson University

I. Qualification

A. The Miss Clemson University Pageant shall be administered by Mortar Board.

B. To be qualified to hold the position of Miss Clemson University, a contestant must be a registered, single, female student at Clemson University with the grade point ratio required for her graduation, except in the case of a first-semester freshman or a transfer student. Each candidate must also sign an affidavit that stipulates that she will not graduate prior to the following year’s pageant.

II. Procedure

A. The Miss Clemson University pageant will be held during the spring semester of each year. The contestants will be judged on public appearance, poise and personality. The judges will select a second runner-up, a first runner-up and Miss Clemson University.

B. In the event that Miss Clemson University should forfeit her office or marry, her successor will be the first runner-up selected by the panel of judges. In the event that the first runner-up cannot assume the position, the second runner-up will be the successor.

Miss Homecoming

I. Qualifications

A. Any organization on campus that is recognized by Student Government may sponsor a candidate for the position of Miss Homecoming.

B. To be qualified to hold the position of Miss Homecoming, a contestant must be a full-time registered female student classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior at Clemson University with the grade point ratio required for graduation, except in the case of a transfer student. Each candidate must also sign an affidavit that stipulates that she will not graduate prior to the end of the Spring semester.

II. Selection

A. A panel of nonstudent judges shall select 10 finalists from the original field of contestants. No member of the panel may be concerned with any sponsoring organization. The members of the panel shall be selected by the Homecoming chairperson and a representative of Student Affairs and approved by the Student Body President’s Cabinet.

B. Each contestant shall be interviewed by the panel of judges. All contestants shall participate in a pageant prior to the week of Homecoming. The panel of judges shall select 10 finalists on the basis of poise, personality, personal appearance, and Clemson involvement within the interview and pageant. Judging is to be based on a 40-point scale with a total of 20 possible points awarded for the pageant: 10 points allotted for casual attire and 10 points allotted for formal attire. The additional 20 points will be awarded during the interview process: 10 points allotted for the interview and 10 points allotted for Clemson involvement. From these 10 finalists, the Student Body shall vote for Miss Homecoming during homecoming week.

C. Photography for all contestants will be carried out on a uniform basis before the Homecoming football game. No campaigning for candidates will be allowed. The finalist receiving the largest number of votes will be declared Miss Homecoming and will be crowned at Tigerama. There also will be four runners-up who will ride on the float with Miss Homecoming at halftime during the Homecoming football game.

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