Starting a New Club

Any group of students with a collective interest in a sport or activity has the ability to start a new Club Sport. The process for doing so is outlined in the steps below. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns with the process, please feel free to contact the Club Sports Office for assistance.

STEP 1:
ALL CLUB TEAMS MUST BE A REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION WITH THE CENTER FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT (CSI). Please refer to the Registered Student Organization Handbook for details. Upon completing the Student Organization Registration process you must also come by the UREC Programs Office (Campus Center Rm. 305) for a Club Sports Application Packet.

Packet will include the following paperwork that must be reviewed, completed, and/or filed:
a. Club Sports Policies and Procedures Manual
b. Club Sports Registration Form
c. Roster form

STEP 2:
Thoroughly review the Club Sports Policies and Procedures Manual to gather all relevant information about starting a Club Sports team

STEP 3:
Ensure that you have students in place that are willing to serve as “Officers” for the Club Sport. Officers are the main leadership team for your organization. You will need a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Safety Officer.
a. In an effort to expand leadership opportunities, each of the 4 officer positions must be held by 4 different club members. All officers must be students attending/enrolled at the University of West Georgia.

STEP 4:
Develop a Constitution and Bylaws (per the CSI requirement) using the instructions provided in the Application Packet, and submit a copy to the Associate Director of Programs.

STEP 5:
Once all documentation has been submitted and officers elected, each officer is required to have an Officer Training session before final admittance into the Club Sports program.

STEP 6:
Recruit interested athletes by advertising, holding information meetings around campus, and attending recruitment fairs host by University Recreation.