A pep rally, pep assembly or pep session is a gathering of people, typically students of middle school, high school, and college age, before a sports event. The purpose of such a gathering is to encourage school spirit and to support members of the team. It is generally seen as an American and Canadian phenomenon, used to create hype before a sporting event.
Hundreds of people shout mercilessly at a single outcast person until they have removed that particular item of clothing. It's almost as if the American student population aren't aware that people's choice of clothes do not necessarily match, through the random and arbitrary association of color, their actual views, opinions and sporting inclinations.[verification needed]