So You Think You Can Scrappy

Think you got what it takes to be UNT's top bird? Come show us May 9th and 10th at 7pm in Union 227! You only have to come to 1 of the 2 dates. If you have any questions, please email Tracy Frier at 

To be considered to be Scrappy, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • You must be 5ft 9in or taller to audition
  • Must be able to sustain long periods of physical activity
  • Be a current UNT student or be accepted to UNT for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Be in good academic standing  and disciplinary standing with UNT
  • Have a minimum cumulative UNT GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Have health insurance or the ability to take out a health insurance policy through UNT
  • Be able to commit to about 2-4 hours per week, includes some nights and weekends to attend appearances requests for various events on and off-campus, attend UNT football and basketball games with the rest of the spirit squads (e.g., cheerleaders, dancers, and band), and attend mascot practice and meetings.  
  • Performers are not guaranteed a spot from year to year. Each performer will be evaluated yearly.

Scrappy Handlers

Too short to be Scrappy? Be Scrappy's bodyguard instead! Perks include exclusive North Texas Spirit and Scrappy merchandise, traveling to events with Scrappy, getting to go on the field or court at athletic events, assisting with Scrappy's social media and more! Email if you're interested!

Scrappy Interest Process

If you can't make it to our scheduled audition dates, but you are still interested, please fill out the Interest Form.

General Questions

What does Scrappy do?

When you are Scrappy, you are part of an elite group that will experience UNT like no other student. Mascots not only perform at sporting events, but also makes appearances at elementary schools, University events, alumni gatherings, orientation, and so much more! As Scrappy you get to promote Mean Green spirit and excitement on-campus!

How much time does being Scrappy take?

Great question! Being Scrappy is based on your availability and works around your class schedule. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a UNT student! Interested students should consider their class and work schedules, academic ability, and any other responsibilities on your plate. Listed below are some of the types of appearances that Scrappy makes throughout the year. 


  • Attend a 3-day mascot boot camp
  • Appearances at Orientation sessions throughout the summer 
  • Attend summer camp and practices for a week in mid-July (if selected to attend)
  • Return up to a week before school starts to practice and participate in First Flight events


  • Practice and conditioning 
  • Attend and perform at football, basketball, and volleyball games 
  • Appearances at various UNT and Denton community events 


  • Attend and perform at basketball games 
  • Appearances at various UNT and Denton community events 
  • Practice with North Texas Cheer for Daytona Nationals (if selected)
  • Practice and prepare a skit for a national mascot competition in Daytona, Florida (if selected)

What are the perks of being Scrappy?

  • You get a scholarship (see more below)
  • You get lots of UNT clothes for free! Nike shirts, shorts, and even shoes!
  • Scrappy gets to travel to away football games with football, cheerleaders, dancers, and band!
  • Scrappy gets to go to camp at SMU with other University mascots.
  • Scrappy gets to travel eachyear to Daytona Beach, Floride to compete with North Texas Cheer and in the national mascot competition!
  • If you are Scrappy for 4 semesters, you get to wear the Scrappy feet at graduation. This is the time you get to let the student body know you were Scrappy!
  • And best of all, you get to represent UNT everywhere!

How much does it cost to be Scrappy?

There is no cost to you if you are selected to be Scrappy. All travel expenses, mascot props, uniforms, and any other expenses are provided to you at no cost.

Who can try out to be Scrappy?

To try out to be Scrappy, you must meet the height requirement and you have to be accepted to UNT or be a current UNT student. You must also have and maintain a 2.25 UNT cumulative GPA.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are scholarships available. Your first and second year as Scrappy, you will receive $250 a semester (Fall/Spring). Your thrid year and beyond as Scrappy you will receive $500 per semester (Fall/Spring).