Tarleton's Purple Poo is Texas's oldest and, quite possibly, the best spirit organization!
The Purple Poo originally evolved from the TTS/TTP, the Ten Tarleton Peppers (TTP) and the Ten Tarleton Sisters (TTS) when Tarleton was still a junior college back in 1921 and 1923, respectively. Each year, 20 members, consisting of 10 guys and 10 girls, are chosen to promote the spirit of Tarleton.
The group remains secret to this day. How secret? No one, not even their family, knows who is a member of the Purple Poo. They lead the regular life of a student. They attend class, intern on campus and around Stephenville, and attend athletic events. However, they don’t attend games just like any other student.
Purple Poo members appear in public dressed in costume to conceal their identity. Many members "un-mask" at the Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony each April while others choose to have their pictures appear in the yearbook, known as the Grassburr. At Commencement, graduating members pass a purple pig to the university president as they pass across the stage.
Would you join our campaign as we prepare to place a monument on campus commemorating the Purple Poo for what they do and have done for Tarleton State University?