Spirit Squad Appearance Request


  1. For appearances by the SMU Cheerleaders, SMU Pom Squad, and Peruna (SMU Human Mascot), please send an email with all of the information listed below to SMU Spirit Coordinator , Tiffany Fettinger tfetting@smu.edu.
    For Peruna (The Pony) and Liberty and Justice, please contact Tracy Veliz at tveliz@smu.edu.
  2. If you have questions please call the Spirit office at 214-768-1500 or email Tiffany. Once the request has been emailed, you will receive a response from our office within 3-5 business days.
  3. All payments must be received IN FULL a minimum of 1 week prior to all appearances.
  4. Please make checks payable to SMU Spirit for the amount specified in your confirmation email.
  5. Human Peruna appearances will require a changing room away from guests and a place where belongings and costume bags can be stored.
  6. Human Peruna will arrive 15 minutes prior to his start time in order to get changed into costume.
  7. Please remember that Human Peruna is a character and he is not allowed to speak while in costume. He also must have a room where he can “take his head off” as he cannot do this in front of guest or fans.
  8. Please note that outdoor events may require Human Peruna to take a 10 minute break every 20 minutes if it is a particularly hot day. Peruna is the best judge of this and will do the best he can, but sometimes the suit limits his time in costume.
  9. There is no refund for cancellations with less than 48 hour notice.
  10. Team members will be prepared based upon the details that are provided at the bottom of the Appearance Request Form. Please be VERY clear about your expectations of the team’s role at your event. Unless otherwise agreed upon before the event by event contact and spirit coordinator, these are nonperformance appearances. Nonperformance activities might include a meet and greet, taking photos with event guests, autograph signing, talk about SMU traditions, or hand out event giveaways or gifts.
  11. If alcohol is being served while our team is at your event, team members must be stationed away from the area where it is being served. Also, please note that if guests become rowdy or inappropriate, these students are instructed to leave immediately and no refund will be provided. This includes tailgate and game-day appearances.


In your request email, please include the following information.

  • Organization Name
  • Contact Name
  • Event Name
  • Event Date
  • Event Begin/End Time
  • Event Address (include city, state, zip)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Indicate all groups you would like to attend your function:

SMU Cheerleaders (5-8 Members) 1-2 Hours $250
SMU Pom Squad (5-8 Members) 1-2 Hours $250
Peruna (SMU Human Mascot) 1-2 Hours $250
Entire SMU Cheer Squad Rates vary based on event
Entire SMU Pom Squad Rates vary based on event




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