"I pledge to uphold the objects of the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society, to foster compassion and goodwill towards albino squirrels, and to dedicate myself to the protection of all squirrels, especially those that are albino."
The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society was founded in April of 2001 by Dustin Ballard and Gary Chang at the University of Texas. The club was created in reaction to the dwindling population of albino squirrels found on the UT campus. These magnificent creatures are extremely vulnerable to predators due to their lack of camouflage, and are also widely known to bring good luck on exams.
After widespread popularity at UT, ASPS chapters formed at the University of North Texas and the University of Pennsylvania. In the following months, chapters began springing up at college campuses from Canada to England. We are overwhelmed at the response we have had, and we hope to continue spreading our message of squirrel appreciation.
What We Do
Club activities vary depending on the campus. Some chapters focus exclusively on squirrel awareness through flyers, rallies, etc. Other chapters focus on the social aspects of the club with albino squirrel campouts, squirrel feeding parties, etc. Basically any activity which promotes the well-being of the albino squirrel is encouraged.