Feel the teal at UNCW

UNCW's Spirit Rock
UNCW's Spirit Rock

Posted By Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Contrary to belief, teal is not an official school color for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

When the university was founded in 1947, the original school colors were green and gold. Since that time, teal unofficially has become a school color.

But Thursday, UNCW will celebrate its first Teal Day to proclaim teal as the university's official school color.

The teal celebration will begin with the unveiling of a new spirit rock and the signing of the Teal Declaration.

The Teal Declaration is a document drafted by the Student Government Association to be signed by various leaders across campus to provide written documentation that will officially recognize teal as the school color of UNCW.

"The SGA researched and created the declaration when they noted the disparity between the historical school colors and the colors that we actually use on campus," said SGA university affairs Chair Charles Soden in a statement.

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, student body President Mark Blackwell, alumni association board Chair Jason Wheeler and other campus leaders will sign the Teal Declaration on behalf of their respective campus organizations and affiliations.

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