As campaigns for student body president ramp up, signs donning the names of the two competing tickets are emerging across campus.
But just as quickly as signs went up, student body presidential and vice presidential candidates Ryan Soscia and Logan Holland found that approximately 85 of their 140 signs were missing across campus Tuesday morning.
Forty-five of the signs were picked up by USF administrated services for either not being authorized before placement or being placed in unapproved areas around campus, according to USF spokesman Adam Freeman.
Signs have to be approved through USF’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) in conjunction with Administrative Services.
According to Holland, the signs that were picked up were located at Cooper Hall, Moffitt Cancer Center and the crosswalk outside the Juniper Poplar dorm. None of these areas are on the school’s approved list, according to USF’s signage policy.
Though 45 of the missing signs were accounted for and returned to the candidates, Holland said the other 40 signs, which cost roughly $3 each, have not been located.
Holland doesn’t know why those signs were taken or who took them. He also said two of the candidates 8-foot-tall wooden signs were knocked down.
Holland and Soscia decided against filing a report.