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Travis Rocha

I Designed a Shirt!

by Travis Rocha

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Student Life

Everyone loves the comfort colors shirts that Christopher Newport Greek lifeknows all too well. We have them made for rush week/bid day, mixers, date functions, formal/semi-formal, retreat, philanthropy events and pretty much anything else you could think of. I have a collection of about 18 and that is more than enough … except it isn’t. I love repping Psi Upsilon throughout my day, but I never have had the chance to make a shirt on my own for my fraternity. Well, I finally got the chance a few weeks ago.

I messaged a website that works with organizations to design shirts and gave them some ideas I had. I was pretty specific, but they still exceeded my expectations. My idea was a “proud to be a brother shirt.” On the front, it has our Greek letters with “PTBAB” underneath and on the other side it has an inside joke from our fraternity on top of a graphic with  “Proud to Be a Brother.” I needed 24 brothers to buy a shirt to reach the minimum purchase amount for the order to go through and after a week or so of pitching the idea, I succeeded!

The shirt comes in this Friday and I am so excited for everyone to start wearing them around campus. In Greek life, we pass down shirts and they live on for a long time within our fraternity (for example, I have a Psi U shirt from 2014). I am happy to have contributed to our history in a tangible way that will be passed down from generation to generation for years to come.


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