Tailgating, old college sweatshirts, and a king and queen sound more like homecoming day than an office celebration. However, on September 3rd your organization could join the roster of other employers who change their dress code from business casual to college colors.
This year will be the 5th annual College Colors Day. Alumni and sports enthusiasts are encouraged to dress in college colors and proudly display university emblems "whether it’s at the office or school, work or play, running errands or running the company."
Besides the appeal of routing for your favorite team, the celebration promotes the importance of higher education, according to the website.
The website suggests "participation ideas" that give a whole new meaning to an office party, such as:
- Have a lunchtime tailgate party at the office.
- Have a College Colors Day king and queen contest to see which employees’ showed the most spirit.
- Have a college karaoke contest where team members sing their fight songs.
- Have a photo contest with employees’ college photos and see who can guess everyone correctly.
Depending on the workplace, karaoke may not be on list of the days activities. However, the website also provides examples of community outreach initiatives such as inviting school children to visit a facility to talk about the importance of higher education.
Organizations can register and join the roster of employers from across the nation that are participating in the annual celebration, which is sponsored by the NCAA.
College Colors Day