Spirit Rallies

A pep rally is an event occurring in the United States and Canada. A pep rally is a gathering of people, typically students, before a sports event. The purpose of such a gathering is to encourage school spirit and to support members of the team for which the rally is being thrown. At a pep rally, cheerleaders will often lead in boisterous chants intended to get the student body involved and supporting the school's team. Games between competing classes with small prizes may be held. The school's band will often play upbeat music in between demonstrations, and the drumline may play. In the case of a Homecoming game, the Homecoming "court" may be chosen and announced.

The Student Alumni Associates puts on the pep rallies for Virginia Tech with the help of the Alumni Association. The rallies used to be held in front of Alumni Hall across from Squires Student Center. They are now held at various locations including the Holtzman Alumni Center and Cassell Coliseum.