A Sports Club is a recognized student organization that has been formed by individuals motivated by a common interest and a desire to participate in a gross motor sports activity. It exists to promote and develop interest in that sport by providing its members opportunities to learn new skills, refine existing skills, engage in competition, and enjoy the recreational and social fellowship of sport.
Gaining Recognition as a Sports Club
Before a group can be officially recognized by the University as an official Sports Club, and subsequently receive funding for the club, the following steps must be followed:
- Visit Club Alliance and follow the directions for becoming a club (a minimum of 10 students plus a faculty advisor will be necessary).
- Submit the necessary documentation to Club Alliance.
- Once final recognition is granted, your club will be able to access university facilities for use. (Use of courts in the arena, fields, storage space, and classrooms for meetings, etc.)
The success and strength of the sport club program is based upon the initiative of student leaders and the total involvement of club members. Each sports club offers students opportunities to become directly involved with the administration and supervision of their club. Members collectively have the responsibility of writing their constitution, by-laws, setting up organizational meetings, informing new members of the club’s programs, establishing club dues, raising funds to support the club’s activities, and planning and promoting the club events.
Clubs must be in existence and recognized as a registered club a minimum of one semester to be eligible for funding through Student Government ($300 budget). For more funds, clubs that have been registered for at least one year may submit the Funding Board’s easy Budget Boost form for up to an additional $200 and/or submit a formal special request grant application directly to Student Government.
Scheduling Practice Space & Equipment
Recognized clubs and organization wishing to schedule campus facilities and equipment for practices, meetings or events must submit a request to the Club Sports Coordinator, Ray Bunch at (904) 620-2998.
All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the event. An event reservation form must be submitted and all participant waivers must be up-to-date and filed with the Office of Campus Recreation. before space will be granted.
Unauthorized use of equipment or facilities is not permitted.
Joining a Sport Club
See a list of our current sport clubs. Use the email provided to contact the club president or visit one of their social media sites for more information.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ray Bunch, Club Sports Coordinator, email@example.com or call 904-620-5107.