Through the years, Vanderbilt fans have adopted the cheer, "Who Ya With? VU," at sporting events and pep rallies. From the cheer spawned Vanderbilt's 'VU' hand sign. The sign has become a highly recognizable symbol throughout Commodore Nation and has been spotted at sporting events, weddings and everything in between.
Introduced by Vanderbilt's cheerleaders in 2003, the popular "VU" hand sign is formed with the thumb, index finger and middle finger of your right hand, palm out. The index finger and middle finger form the 'V' and the 'U' is formed by the thumb.
To show your support for Vanderbilt athletics, we are asking fans to submit photos of themselves, friends and family members displaying the "VU" hand sign from all parts of the world.
The photos can be taken at your home, sporting events, famous locations around the globe, anywhere the Commodore Nation is. Do you have a photo of yourself with the "VU" hand sign at a football game? How about at the Eiffel Tower? Great and great, we'd love to see.
Please submit the photos on the Vanderbilt Athletics Facebook page or via e-mail.
When you submit a photo, please identify who is pictured, where the photo was taken and when. The images will then be displayed on VUCommodores.com. See below for the images that have been submitted.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO EACH MONTH (Past Winners)
Voting will commence at 8 a.m. CT the last Monday of every month and will end the following Monday at 8 a.m. CT. Photos submitted during the voting period will be included in the following month's contest. Like Your Favorite Photo at the end of each month.
Carl & Betty at the Georgia Dome. Hope to be here In December 2013 at the SEC Championship wearing our black and gold.
VU love even with a broken ankle. Photo submitted by Jennifer Sensing Poole.
Gracie Sandman, Daniel Upchurch and Mallory Wright at Pickett County High School prom in Byrdstown, Tenn. Photo submitted by April Upchurch.
Leah Carlisle, Vanderbilt junior, in Iceland!. Photo submitted by Judith Carlisle.
Leah Carlisle, Vanderbilt junior, Climbing a Glacier in Iceland! (In over 70 mph winds). Photo submitted by Judith Carlisle.
Paxton Shanks (left) and Issac Holland (right) before attending eighth grade prom Saturday May 4, 2013 in Waverly Tenn. While we were taking pictures they decided they needed a little VU in there! Photo submitted by Dianna Shanks.
Ava getting ready to support Vanderbilt when she gets here. Photo submitted by Brittany Ammons.
Michael showing off his VU's before getting his Kindergarten shots. Photo submitted by Timberly Sloan.
Carl Hill at the 2013 NFC Championship Game in Atlanta.
Tony Banniza in the Hawk with David Price's 2012 American League Cy Young Award.
APRIL SUBMISSIONS (Winning Photo)
Hannah and Molly Blatt at the Clemson University James F. Martin Inn for a friend's wedding on April 13, 2013.
Four Generations of Vandy fans. Pictured from left to right: Soapy Frech (Great Grandfather), Bob Frech (Grandfather), Jason Frech (Dad), and Grayson Frech (Son). This was one of the last times all four were together before Soapy passed away.
Photo submitted by Todd Davidson
Darin Worthington at Pearl Harbor.
Darin Worthington in Kauai, Hawaii.
Jordan Matthews and Chris Boyd with Hardin Hughes.
Danny Saurers in the Virgin Islands.
Mitch Moore (VU '84) crossing the finish line at the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on April 7. Mitch was representing the Black and Gold in the middle of Neyland Stadium. He ran the fourth leg of a four-person relay, which made him the ANCHOR leg.
Scott ('89) and his daughter, Olivia, from the top of the St. Simons Lighthouse on St. Simons Island, Ga.
Michael Harris showing his Vanderbilt pride with his car.
Shirley Carver Schettino's grandson, KK, at his soccer practice for kids with special needs.
Evan Walker skydiving on April 6, 2013 just outside Shreveport, La.
Nate Bargatze signing off after an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show. Photo courtesy of @CoachHand (Herb Hand).
Lauren Turner with a pink monkey mascot in Gainesville, Fla. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a double major in HOD and vocal musical arts in 2010.
The whole family with their game faces on at the 2012 Music City Bowl. Chelsie Edwards, David Edwards, Cody Gregg and Jess Edwards.
Kelly (class of 2010) and Etienne Hébert, in Metairie, Louisiana, during the Music City Bowl 2012.
Lisa Laws Cole on a mission trip to Haiti. The kids at the orphanage were looking at her photos and kept making the VU sign, mimicking her family's pic at the bowl game.
Submitted by Ginger Levinson Porter. Photo by Doerman Photography on our wedding day.
Anchor Down in Destin, Florida. Photo submitted by Lisa Moore Garrison.
Photo submitted by Scott Reed.
Getting the statue to throw a "VU" sign in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel and Casino! Photo submitted by Angela Swartz Thomas.
Easton shows his Commodore spirit. Photo submitted by Ashley Bobbitt Buker.
Photo submitted by Jim Irick.
Photo of Shawn Rosso Alcott on the Dachstein Glacier in Austria after a day of skiing. She didn't realize it then but that was her last day skiing for a while - the next day she fell and tore by MCL, ACL and meniscus while skiing on the mountain of Planai in Schladming, Austria.
Laurie Alsentzer (Class of '83), and daughter Emily, parasailing near Inlet Beach, Florida, on spring break.
Ty Williams ('08) and Leigh Anne Alford ('03), both class of 2013 at McCombs School of Business (University of Texas) in Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel on March 6, 2013.
Freshman Lily Williams after qualifying for the finals in the mile at last month's SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Bruce Barron.
My beautiful daughter Jessica lynn Nunnery and her bridesmaids! Anchored Down and making daddy proud! Submitted by Darrin Moss.
Photo submitted by Matt Chumley.
Vanderbilt students Arthur Farmer, Jake Brady, Alan Kohl, and Noah Trump in the Rocky Mountains during an alternative spring break trip.
Vanderbilt student-athletes on a mission trip to Lima, Peru, over spring break.
Terry Boguskie, Hunter Boguskie and Kiley Todd ANCHORED DOWN in a big way. Photo taken in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Reese, the daughter of Josh ('03) and Meghan ('03) Melton, at PK Park where Vanderbilt played Oregon.
Vanderbilt's bowling team takes time out to read at a local school.
Stephanie Holzer, Kady Schrann and Clair Watkins at the Lawrenceville, Ga., Boys & Girls Club during SEC Tournament week.
Abigail Ruth Kidd, born February 2, 2013, with a completely unprompted "VU" sign. Abigail is the daughter of John & Rebecca Kidd (A&S '06 and A&S '05).
Photo submitted by Angela Wilsford.
Photo submitted by Angela Wilsford.
Patrick Anglin, Elaine Meadows, Michaela Meadows and Mike Meadows.
Timmie Clardy with James Franklin
Hadley Caldwell of Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday February 16 right after the men's basketball team's win over Texas A&M.
Photo submitted by Ryan Popp
Photo submitted by Darren Ross
Ian Dolinger ('10), at the summit of Mt. Rinjani, an active volcano and Indonesia's second-highest peak (3726meters/12,224 ft) in Lombok, Indonesia.
The Freudenthal's at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
Parker Warf with Mr. C before the Vanderbilt - UT football game.
St Paul Christian Academy boys pose with Coach James Franklin, while celebrating Colin Smith's birthday at Vanderbilt's game against Alabama on Feb. 2.
Jack Hayduk, age 7, with Coach James Franklin at the Alabama vs. Vanderbilt men's basketball game on Feb. 2.
Christy Halling at the Farmers Insurance Open.
"VU" photo submissions from the baseball team signing event on Jan. 23 - View Photos
Brady Watts at the Music City Bowl.
Debbie and Eli with the cardboard cutout of Coach Balcomb at the at the women's basketball game against College of Charleston.
Kim and Rachel with the cardboard cutout of Coach Balcomb at the at the women's basketball game against College of Charleston.
Jeff Stewart bungee jumping at the North Carolina State Fair.
Ryan Stewart ('10), Maureen Mathis ('10) and Jeff Stewart after Vanderbilt beat Harvard in the first round of the NCAA tourney.
Photo submitted by Angela Swartz Norris.
Tony Banniza outside LP field before the "V"ictorious 2012 Music City Bowl.>
Keller & Walker Hayes with Vandy Santa. Grandsons of Dr. C.W. Hayes, VU alum.
Photo submitted by Dylan Moss.
Susan Dressler's ('99) girls at Disney World on the day Vanderbilt played in the Music City Bowl.
Taylor Schomp and Maryphyllis Crean at the Music City Bowl. Photo submitted by Schomp.
A Vanderbilt snowman in Philadelphia. Photo submitted by Debra Sharpe.
James Frankiln with Nashville Elvis (Chuck Baril)
Brian Feyes at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Vanderbilt fans with their Snuggies. Photo submitted by Julie Dickerson Crosson.
Keith Hoover and my daughter, Emma Hoover, slinging our "VU" signs on Space Mountain in Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Bryan Henning in Roatan, Honduras.
Michael has converted Santa to a Vandy fan and also taught him how to do the "VU" sign. Submitted by Timberly Sloan.
Johnell Thomas, Christine Henchar Reed and Jahmel McIntosh at the 2012 Bowl announcement celebration.
Lily Tuck, at her first Vanderbilt game (vs. Florida), flashing her VU spirit. Submitted by Katie Hughes Tuck.
Granddaughter Addison saw James Franklin on our TV and immediately put up the "VU" sign! Submitted by Cathee Alsup Mabry.
Four generations of Vanderbilt fans all the way from Okinawa, Japan. Left to right: Julie Cassidy, Bev McManimie, Kourtney Siders and baby Tucker Siders.
Photo submitted by Jimmy Kerrigan of his niece, Addison Barnes, class of 2030, from Gallatin, Tennessee. Addison is showing off her Junior NCC membership.
Amie Hollis in Greenwich, England, anchoring down with an anchor from the HMY Victoria Albert.
Photo from the Tennessee game. Submitted by Tim Gill.
Casey with Champ at the employee celebration game.
Young fan at the Vanderbilt-Tennessee game wearing a Vanderbilt hat with gold shaker.
Ava says Anchor Down with her favorite block! This photo was taken Sunday, December 2nd after the bowl game announcement. Submitted by Michelle Kovash.
Future Commodores at Bowl Celebration Announcement. Submitted by Brad Woodis.
Future Commodores with Jordan Matthews at Bowl Celebration Announcement. Submitted by Brad Woodis.
Picture from Chetna Khosla Chianese's wedding on June 30, 2012 in Augusta, Ga. Pictured are various members of the Class of 2004 (and one 2003 grad) with their spouses.
Michael Gleason, Erica Williamson Barnes ('03). Joel Hart, Matt Israel, Emma Fricke Nelson, Steve Nelson, Adam Bryant, Alan Tipton (B.E. '04, M.S. '06, PhD '08), Stephanie Weikard Israel, India McKinney, Chetna Khosla Chianese, Whitley Herndon, and Jessica Powers-Heaven.
Drinkwine showing her allegiance in the womb. Photo taken Nov. 30, 2012.
Bob and Marianne (RN at Vanderbilt) Rickel wearing their "Fear the Spear #39" t-shirts at the Auburn game. Picture was taken by Theresa Spear, Carey Spear's mother.
Colton Gambill (right) with comedian Keith Alberstadt in Afghanistan. Gambill is serving his country in Afghanistan and met Alberstadt, who was performing for troops overseas.
Nicole Freudenthal working out at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
The first fans in line for the Bowl Announcement Celebration. The fans were in line at 4:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m.
Photo submitted by Julie Dickerson Crosson.
Tikki with the cardboard cutout of Tiffany Clarke at a women's basketball game.
Kids from Liberty Collegiate Academy at Vanderbilt's game against UMass.
Kids from Liberty Collegiate Academy at Vanderbilt's game against UMass.