Jennifer Sanner, senior vice president of the Alumni Association, said as part of Homecoming Week, Oct. 18-24, there will be a contest giving students a chance to re-write the lyrics.
The Oct. 23 Jayhawk Jingle event, which has been a singing competition in the past, will also become the platform for students to present their revised version of the song to a panel of judges.
"It just seemed like that would be the natural home for the event and we really wanted to involve students because they carry on the tradition," Sanner
Though submissions will include newly written parts of the song, much of the fight song will go untouched.
The revised areas will be concentrated to one part of the verse and two lines of the chorus.
"We still want to sing 'I'm a jay jay jay Jayhawk,' so to mess with it too much would probably disturb a lot of folks," Sanner
For those who think changing the lyrics will make a difference, Sanner
said to rest assured; other traditions will not be affected by league changes.
said revising the song showed people that Jayhawk customs were strong.
"These are small changes that we envision," Sanner