Yes! Any group or individual wanting to start a Club team should schedule a meeting with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports who can help those interested through the process of becoming fully recognized as a Sport Club at the University of Baltimore.
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In order to be successful, any organization must have a set of operational guidelines or rules by which the members govern themselves. Each Club should develop a constitution suited to the practical operation of that particular Club. General provisions (club name, purpose, dues, meetings, officer elections and duties, qualifying regulations) should provide for the internal need of the club. Specific provisions (membership, eligibility, and qualifications, officer qualifications, voting quorum, and amendments) should insure fulfillment to the any national or regional league guidelines as well as University of Baltimore Sport Clubs guidelines. The constitution must be easily interpreted, so that the club can operate consistently from year to year.
All constitutions must contain statements regarding the following:
• The purpose, to include the general goals, objectives, direction of the group
• A definition of membership requirements
• A listing of officer titles, duties and requirements.
• Quorum requirements for conducting official business
• The process for accessing dues and fees
• The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports must approve any changes to the constitution
• Conduct a campus-wide organizational meeting to see if there is interest in the club
• Develop and write a club constitution in accordance with the mission and standards of Campus Recreation and Wellness and the University of Baltimore
• Obtain approval from the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports for the constitution
• Elect a Club team representative • Complete the Request of Recognition form and turn it in to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports
Once a Sport Club has been granted Club team status, the Club must renew its status every semester by submitting a current and updated roster. Renewal should be submitted by August 1 of the Fall semester and January 1 of the Spring semester. The first year of a team's Club status is provisional and the team will operate under a probation period.