Introduced in 1915 by ANAK.
 Freshmen were required to wear them every day and everywhere on the campus until the freshman football team beat the Georgia freshman team on Thanksgiving. If Tech lost the game, the caps were worn until the end of the school year.
 The entering Class of 1917 was exempt because they were all in uniform.
 To be caught without a RAT cap was to face varying degrees of hazing from upperclassmen. This could be mild and administered quickly or more severe and require a hearing from the RAT Court.
 T-cuts were often administered by the RAT Court.
 When women enrolled, their punishment was to rat their hair and tie on ribbons for a period of time.
 There was a standard procedure for writing on the cap.
 The tradition died out in the early 1960s.
 Today, RAT caps are given to incoming freshmen as a symbol of Tech traditions and are often kept by alumni as treasured memorabilia of their college experience.
 The members of the Tech marching band continue to wear RAT caps.
Tech Fans waving their RAT caps/center>

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