Cheers to the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) for its decision to remove “king” and “queen” from its Homecoming court. This year ASUU debuts a more inclusive Homecoming Royalty Court, which removes the reference to binary genders. Five students will be selected to be part of the court and each will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the spring 2015 semester.
Florence Fernandez, director of the ASUU Campus Traditions Board, told the Student Commission that the change was to make the Homecoming court more inclusive and accessible to all students.
Students can apply for a place in the Homecoming Royalty Court online at www.asuu.utah.edu/events/homecomingroyaltyapplication. Applications are due by 5 p.m on Friday, Sept. 5.