LETTER WINNERS AND VARSITY CLUB
A long-held tradition at Upper Dauphin Area is earning a varsity letter. Becoming a letter winner in any varsity-level sport or marching band at Upper Dauphin Area gives the student-athlete the right to obtain a varsity jacket. Only students that have earned a varsity letter are allowed to order varsity jackets.
The criteria for earning a varsity letter in each sport is developed by the Head Coach of that sport and approved by the Athletic Director and varsity club officers. For information about the criteria for each sport, please visit the individual page for that sport.
The Varsity Club is the student organization responsible for managing the letter winner process as well as other activities. The Varsity Club has By-Laws and Guidelines which were developed by the members of the club and are used to manage club activities.
At the end of the fall, winter and spring sports seasons, the representative from the company that we purchase varsity jackets from will come to the school to complete the ordering process. The ordering process includes fitting jackets (he will bring samples to try on) and ensuring that the student-athlete has the order form filled out correctly. An announcement will be made at least 2 weeks prior to the representative arriving. This will allow time for the student-athlete to obtain and complete the order form. The completed order form must be turned into the athletic office prior to the date of fitting.
Please note that the order form is not provided online. It must be requested in the Athletics Office to ensure that the individual qualifies for a varsity jacket..