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Start a Sport Club

UREC encourages all students interested in starting a club to pursue the club recognition process outlined below. UREC will only take a maximum of three new Sport Clubs per year and applications are taken first come first serve.

  1. Contact Chris Jones to discuss the following: Is the proposed activity competitive or instructional from a physical/active standpoint? Does the proposed activity require specific facilities or polices involving risk management? Does the proposed activity require participant or administrative expertise? 
  2. If the answers to the above questions are deemed "yes", the student or students interested in creating this new “sport club” would be asked to provide the following in writing: A draft of the proposed sport club constitution. The names of at least 10 interested student participants and the name of an interested faculty advisor who is committed to the future of the sport club. A risk statement detailing the level of risk for proposed activity, how could participants be injured and how would the student participants take measures to minimize injury. This should address the risk associated with the activity as well as possible risks associated with facility usage during the activity (if any). A needs statement that would include facility needs to be successful, equipment needs and any other needs that can be identified. 
  3. Once the appropriate documents have been received by the Coordinator of Sport Clubs and Youth Programs they will be reviewed by the Sport Club Executive Committee. 
  4. After review, the proposed Sport Club representative will be contacted to set up a meeting with the Sport Club Executive Committee to present the proposed club to the committee. The proposed club will be contacted within a week to discuss the decision of the Sport Club Executive Committee. 
  5. If approved, the club will abide by the expectations set forth in the UREC Sports Club Manual. If the club is approved, it will be approved under the following funding model: 
    • 1st Year: Club will be required to establish a team checking account for deposit of dues and fundraising money. No money will be awarded from the UREC budget and the club will not be eligible for matching funds. Club will actively participate in community service to earn points in the Sport Club Point System. 
    • 2nd Year: Club will continue collecting dues and fundraising, but will now be eligible for matching funds from UREC. Club will continue to earn points in the Sport Club Point System. The Coordinator of Sport Clubs will submit the new club as a University Initiative for new permanent money for the following fiscal year. 
    • 3rd Year: Club will continue collecting dues and fundraising as well as be eligible for matching funds. Based on University approval of the Initiative the club will be funded through UREC. If the Initiative is not approved the club will operate as stated for a second year club.