Soon there will be a little more green on cars driving around campus.
Monday morning, Spartan faithful were able to begin purchasing MSU license plates, which feature the famous MSU block S.
The plates were made for the secretary of states Be True To Your School promotion. MSU was one of 14 other Michigan universities to have its school logo etched on state license plates.
General management junior Travis Jennings had no doubt which school he longed to promote on his cars rear bumper.
I think it is a great way for MSU fans to show their pride and give back to the university, said Jennings, who was one student looking to purchase the plate during a kickoff ceremony Monday afternoon at the East Lansing branch of the secretary of state, 400 Albert Ave.
Secretary of state assistant manager Gaynor Baker said that the state didnt sell as many plates as it hoped to Monday morning.
But shes not worried.
As soon as more people know about the plates there will be people in here all the time wanting to know how they can get them, Baker said.
University officials hope shes right.
The plates, which cost $35, generate revenue for universities. For each MSU license plate sold during the promotions first year, $25 will be donated to the universitys scholarship fund. For every year after, $10 per plate will be thrown into the universitys scholarship coffer.
We really appreciate people buying the plates because so much of the money from the sale will come back to the university, MSU President M. Peter McPherson said Monday.
McPherson said the time will eventually come when those driving through East Lansing and campus wont be able to go anywhere without seeing one of the Spartan plates.
And his car will be equipped with a plate, too.
Im doing what I am recommending, he said. My car will definitely have a Spartan S on it.