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UTEP Spirit Operations

Welcome to UTEP Spirit Operations! Our program includes UTEP Cheer (co-ed and all-girl), UTEP Dance, our beloved mascot (Paydirt Pete), and the Orange and Blue Spirit Crew (student fan group).

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop our student-athletes into men and women of good character by fostering a culture of superior work ethic, integrity, and community engagement to prepare them for a lifetime of success.

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The Spirit Operations Department supports many different campus initiatives, athletic events, and community functions/appearances throughout the calendar year. Our department strives to promote pride and school spirit by initiating crowd enthusiasm and actively engaging with our fans. Members are committed to their role as ambassadors of the University and represent UTEP at a variety of alumni, civic and charitable events with a positive attitude and collegiate image that emulate the values of The University of Texas at El Paso.