Student leaders and administrators have called out GW students for not showing enough school spirit – choosing rival schools’ jerseys over buff and blue gear.
But now one independent T-shirt company has a new way for students to show off their Colonial pride, with a shirt that reads “YOLONIALS: Get Wasted University.”
The online apparel retailer Campus Teez will start hawking the T-shirt Thursday, and started pre-sale orders on its Facebook page Tuesday.
The company sells unlicensed T-shirts with designs tailored to about 50 different universities, including UMass-Lowell (“My GPA is equal to my BAC”), University of Oregon (“Get Ducked Up Or Sit The Duck Down”) and University of Central Florida (“Get Fucked Up Every Single Knight”).
A June 12 Facebook post to the Campus Teez fan page calling for a T-shirt designed for GW generated more than 200 “likes,” stirring demand for the product and pushing the company to create a GW design.
The T-shirt will cost $16 during the pre-sale and $18 on the company’s website. A representative from Campus Teez declined to comment.
As of last fall, students can also “get wasted” with fewer consequences if they get busted. The University standardized alcohol violation policies in October, loosening a former policy that put the charge on a student’s disciplinary record.