General Public: Appearances for companies, individuals, and general public groups will be charged $200/hour for appearance time up to two (2) hours. Any request that exceeds two (2) hours of appearance time will be charged $250/hour for every hour after the first two (2). Cash or check payments are the only accepted forms of payment.
Iowa State units (University departments, student organizations, etc.): A fee of $100/hour will be charged for any campus unit requests. Appearances must be a minimum of 30 minutes. Any request that exceeds two (2) hours of appearance time will be charged $150/hour for every hour after the first two (2). If paying from a campus account, we must have an Intramural Purchase Order to process the payment.
Mileage Charges: Any event located outside of Ames, Iowa will be charged an additional $0.55/mile for round trip mileage.
Travel Charges: Any event located outside of a 50 mile radius of Ames, Iowa will be charged an additional $50/hour of travel time.
Payments must be received at least two (2) days prior to the event. Failure to do so may warrant the Spirit Squad to cancel or refuse the appearance.
Requests made for weekdays during "business hours" are often difficult for the Spirit Squad to accommodate due to class, work, and internship schedules. Please be aware of this when making a request.
Appearances must be requested at least two (2) weeks in advance to the actual event date. Failure to do so limits the availability of the Spirit Squad to fulfill the request.
Filling out this request form does not guarantee availability of the Spirit Squad for the appearance. Iowa State reserves the right to cancel an appearance due to illness, personal emergency, schedule conflicts, etc. Iowa State also reserves the right to refuse any appearance request.
Please remember that the Spirit Squad members are students of the university with very busy schedules. Appearances requested within class hours will be much more difficult to fill and less likely to be approved.
The Spirit Squad will NOT make appearances in bars or casinos. The Spirit Squad will NOT make appearances at events supporting or fundraising for political candidates or ballot measures, religious worship services, or events promoting or endorsing products in violation of the Iowa State University Trademark Management Policy and Guidelines.
Participants of the Mascot Squad are the only persons allowed to wear the Cy suit. The Cy suit will not be rented to the general public under any circumstances.
At the events, the requester must provide a private location for Cy to dress and a secure place for Spirit Squad members to place bags or personal items. The changing location must be away from public access to protect the anonymity of the mascot occupying the suit (Public Restrooms are not suitable for changing). If no suitable option for changing at the location of the event is available, off-site changing can be done, but transportation to the event location must be provided by the requester. Requester must provide water for Cy and Spirit Squad members if necessary. For the health and safety of the Iowa State Mascot Squad members, Cy must also be provided with a location appropriate for periodic breaks during the event when applicable. If parking or tickets are required for entrance to the event, all must be provided by the Requester.