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Howard University Cheerleaders are about more than just football and basketball games. On top of rigorous practice schedules, traveling during football season, making appearances and participating in community service events, we expect all of our cheerleaders to be the best students they can be.


  • White Squad: Cheers only women's basketball
  • Blue Squad: Cheers football season and men's basketball

Note: Both squads can participate in competition.


Practice is every day, unless otherwise scheduled by the coach, from 6am until 8am in the Lower Gym of Burr.


Tryouts are conducted annually. No one is guaranteed a spot on the squad for their term at Howard and we look for the best talent each year. Everyone is required to tryout.


  • All cheerleaders must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to cheer. First semester freshmen are exempt.
  • Strong jumps (toe touch, side hurdlers and pike)
  • Sharp motions
  • Ability to stunt (males: partner stunting; females: group stunts)
  • Lots of spirit
  • A positive ATTITUDE!!
  • Standing back handspring or round-off back handspring are a bonus to the requirements
  • Tumbling: While specific tumbling passes are not required, the more difficult the skill you can demonstrate, the more points you will receive in this category.


Head Cheerleading Coach:  VACANT


Questions? Email the Director of Student Life & Activities, Ms. Katherine Outlaw at 

Our Mission

The Division Student Affairs supports the mission of the University by providing student-centered, high quality programs that promote an appreciation of diversity and foster a strong university community.


Address & Phone

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
2400 Sixth Street, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20059

Telephone: 202-806-2100 
Fax: 202-806-9302