Purple and Gold Day is the annual advocacy day for Alcorn State University alumni and friends at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi. Since 2009, the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Inc. has partnered with the ASU Foundation, Inc. to encourage alumni and public involvement in the legislative process in support of the university.
The goal of P&G Day is to serve as a day to highlight the university’s mission, significance, accomplishments, and campus community. Hundreds of alumni and friends, dressed in school colors and full of that “Ole Brave Spirit”, descend on the State Capitol Building to share their collective support for Alcorn’s legislative agenda and interests. These interests include but are not limited to annual budget funding, capital facilities projects, and general legislation affecting the institution’s present and future. The day’s activities include a presentation from Alcorn’s Legislative Liaisons, and an overview and update of the university’s Legislative Priorities Agenda and other relevant issues and legislation. Special greetings are provided by Alcornites in the Mississippi Legislature, their colleagues, and other statewide leaders.