19.1 Membership and/or Eligibility for Sport Clubs
1. Eligibility requirements for membership:
a. Clubs are open to full-time matriculating students without respect to race, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disabilities. However some competitive clubs have specific eligibility guidelines set by their respective sport’s governing body, which have specific standards for intercollegiate competition.
b. Faculty and staff must have a recreation pass. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff may purchase their pass at the Welcome Center in the Hamel Recreation Center.
c. All aquatic-oriented clubs (i.e., Sailing & Crew) require members to pass a swimming skills test administered by the Department of Campus Recreation and receive hypothermia training.
d. Limitations may be imposed on membership due to lack of facility space and time, funding, league requirements, administrative oversight, etc.
2. Members of sport clubs competing may have to meet additional eligibility requirements as outlined in the respective sport’s governing body. In-season varsity athletes will not be allowed to compete on Sport Club teams.
3. Club members should be mindful that the public tends to judge the University by the conduct of its members. All individuals are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of the academic community and to respect the rights of their fellow citizens. Clubs affiliated with the Sport Club Program will be held responsible for the compliance of their group with the University regulations. When it is felt that any club or club member(s) does not have the proper attitude and cannot represent the University of New Hampshire in an outstanding manner, the Director of Campus Recreation can withdraw that club’s (or club member’s) authorization until such time as certain conditions are corrected.
19.2 Procedures for Starting a New Sport Club.
1. It is the responsibility of students interested in initiating a specific activity into the Sport Club Program to file a Request for Sport Club Affiliation no later than the last day of the Fall Semester and meet with the Asst. Director of Campus Recreation to outline the proposed club, and to review the process. The Request for Sport Club Affiliation form can be obtained by contacting the UNH Sport Club professional staff.
THE APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INCLUSION INTO THE SPORT CLUB PROGRAM OF ANY ACTIVITY OR GROUP IS MADE BY THE DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS RECREATION.
For complete policies and procedures, see current Campus Recreation Sport Club Manual.