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The WSU Mascot, "Butch," is the property of WSU, and is always the representative of WSU. As such, "Butch" appears at official WSU events (including events in which WSU is a participant), and may also appear at other events where his appearance enhances the University image. This Procedure outlines when "Butch" may appear at events other than official WSU events.

All requests for "Butch" appearances must be submitted, in writing, to the WSU Spirit Squad Coordinator at least one month prior to the scheduled event. All requests made to WSU branch campuses will be directed to the WSU Spirit Program Coordinator for approval.


WSU Spirit Program Coordinator
Marketing & Promotions
Bohler Athletic Complex, Suite 173
PO Box 641602
Pullman, Washington 99164-1602
Phone: (509) 335-0244   FAX: (509) 335-0299

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To uphold the University mascot standards, only individuals who have received WSU Sprit Program training and authorization may wear the mascot uniform and perform as "Butch".

Butch will now be available to "rent" for off-campus WSU and non-WSU related activities, including birthday parties, weddings, etc. Anyone can request Butch to attend their event, but there will be no guarantees - Butch appearances are based on availability only and priority is given to WSU events.


The cost for Butch to attend an event will be the following: • Pullman/Moscow - $50 first hour, each additional $25/hr
• Seattle - $250 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
• Spokane/Tri-Cities - $150 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
• Ellensburg - $175 (includes travel to and first hour, each additional $25/hr)
• Hotel if needed $100/ night

All rates listed above are based on one hour appearances. Each additional hour is $25.
Payment must be made by check only, payable to WSU athletics.


Butch will provide his own transportation to and from all events.

Costume Damage

In the event that any part of the Butch costume is damaged at an event due to misconduct on the behalf of one of the guests in attendance, the individual/department requesting Butch will be charged a replacement cost for each damaged item: • Body & tail: $500
• Shoes: $50
• Head: $390
• Clothing (ie. Jersey, tuxedo, etc.): varies from $40 - $200, depending on damaged item

Non-Permissable Events

Butch shall not be permitted to appear at events that may reasonably constructed as advancing a political agenda, religion, or personal business or commercial interests. (Example: logging parades to promote the logging industry, Young Republican Rally, March for Christ, etc.)

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