SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo is surrounded by Lumberjacks Thursday as he signs a proclamation designating the last day of each work week as "SFA Spirit Friday."

Fridays will be even more spirit-filled than usual beginning this fall at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA President Baker Pattillo has signed a proclamation designating the last day of each work week as "SFA Spirit Friday" to show the university community's pride. The proclamation encourages faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to wear clothes that bear the colors and insignia of SFA.

"A lot of offices have been doing this on an unofficial basis for the last several years," Pattillo said. "This just makes it official."

According to Monique Cossich, executive director of enrollment management, the university colors and insignia play an important role in promoting SFA's educational experience and athletic programs, and help to strengthen the spirit of pride within the university.

"We hope the community, as well as our alumni in East Texas and beyond, will join us in showing our support not only for our athletic teams, student organizations and academic groups, but also for the tradition and spirit that make SFA a great place to get an education," Cossich said. "We hope prospective students visiting the campus on Fridays will be able to see and feel the excitement that is a part of the SFA experience."

In Nacogdoches, SFA apparel can be found at Barnes & Noble, Belk Department Store, Goody's, Jack Backers College Bookstore, Kampus Books, Varsity Bookstore and Wal-Mart.