Art. V Sec. A-C Member Responsibilities

Cheer Squad Handbook: Art. V Sec. A-C: Responsibilities and Duties

Section A:

Squad members are required to

  • Attend all scheduled practices.
  • Attend all summer camp practices.
  • Be properly dressed for practices (cheer attire only).
  • Not wear any jewelry during practice, game or any cheerleading activity.
  • Support all fund raising activities. Non-participation may warrant disciplinary action.
  • Assist in preparing spirit related materials e.g. banners, posters, etc.
  • Be responsible for equipment and uniforms in your possession.
  • In the case of females, members must maintain proper fingernail length and secure hair so as not to complicate and/or injure other members while performing
  • In the case of males, members must also be neatly groomed (neatly shaved and trimmed hair).
  •  Proper hygiene practices are essential for squad members


Each captain is:

  • Responsible for the squads’ performance.
  • Responsible for conducting practice and ensuring that each knows his or her routine.
  • Responsible for the dissemination of information among the squad e.g. practice schedules, uniforms to be worn, where to meet, routines, emergencies etc.
  • To stimulate spirit among the other squad members and the student body.
  • To inform advisor of decisions and or activities of the squad for approval.

Advisors Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to the Cheerleaders/Doll/Mascot/Panther Doll Policies and Procedures and the PVAMU Student Handbook.
  • Attend all practices, games and special events related to Cheer activities.
  • Report directly to the Director of Student Activities and Leadership.
  • Advisor will determine whether practices, games, activities, etc. will be dismissed or canceled.   
  • Final decision making for the squad.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the entire cheerleading program. 
  • Make reasonable allowances, in the case of inclement weather conditions.

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