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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Promotions and Spirit Groups



Cheerleaders help provide school spirit at football and basketball games. For futher information about Cheerleading, please contact Christine Otte at

Pep Band

The pep band plays at select football and basketball games throughout the school year. Visit their website for more information.

Maroon Mascot

If you have an interest in being selected as one of the students who dresses in the Phoenix mascot costume at home intercollegiate events, please contact Brian Bock at

Student Manager Positions

If you have an interest in working with any of the varsity teams on a volunteer basis, contact the appropriate coach listed in the staff directory.