Augustus may be available to appear at your next event!

Please complete and submit the request form at least 4 weeks, but no more than 3 months in advance. Forms that are completed outside of this window are subject to dismissal. Due to the popularity of Augustus, Athletic and University requests will receive priority during peak times throughout the year. Augustus may be unable to complete requests during exam weeks, the summer, and scheduled student breaks (e.g.: Spring Break, Fall and Spring Pause). An appearance will not exceed the maximum time of one (1) hour. In the event of extreme weather (e.g.: excessive heat, humidity, rain etc.), as a measure of safety, appearance may be shortened. The decision will be at the discretion of Augustus and the handler.

By submitting a request for Augustus, you are agreeing to the Mascot Guidelines and Best Practices as outlined below.

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Mascot Guidelines and Best Practices

Appearance Costs

  • University Events
    • Within the CSRA, there will be no charge.
    • Outside of the CSRA, the requesting department will be responsible for all travel expenses in accordance with Augusta University travel policies.
  • Requested by community (with affiliated agreements, JagPerks restaurants, Green Jackets games, 5k’s, etc.) /individual partner (with official relationships, e.g., Birthday parties, Corporate Events, etc.)
    • Non-Profit - $50/hour with a minimum of 1 hour.
    • For-Profit - $100/hour with a minimum of 1 hour.
    • Private - $150/hour with a minimum of 1 hour.

Appearance Limitations

Appearances will be limited to events and programs aligning with Augusta University’s mission, vision, values and student policies. This includes events and programs hosted by affiliate organizations and groups that contribute to and are consistent with the University’s mission, vision and values.

Augustus will not attend any events that:

  • promote a political party or candidate
  • promote alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, cannabis or other drug products
  • seek to distinguish the shared characteristics of one group from other groups
  • promote a person, product, service, business, or cause that is not officially supported or sanctioned by the university

Harassment Policy

If Augustus or his handler feel unsafe at any time during an appearance, Augustus and his team reserve the right to leave the event. If payment was required for the event, a refund will not be issued. This may include, but is not limited to, any appearance in accordance with the Augusta University Mission, Vision, Values and Student Policies.

Social Media Policy / Branding Guidelines (NIL)

Social media collaborations will occur only within Augusta University Departments and are subject to the University’s Social Media Policy. Augustus may post and tag Augusta University campus partners. Augustus may not post or tag any vendors with which he appears, but they may tag him, and he may re-share. Vendors/Requesters are not allowed to alter the photo in any way or alter any Augusta University logo. Augustus cannot post any competing brands on his social media. Please see our brand guidelines here.

What You Can Expect from Augustus

  • He will have a handler, who will help him change, walk with him, take pictures, and will be a point of contact for the event.
  • He will arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the requested time of appearance.
  • He and his team will represent Augusta University in a professional manner.