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What is a Club Sport?

An organization shall be designated as a club sport if the club is competitive in nature, a member of a Regional/National Governing Body or Association in the sport, and the organization’s primary mission is to take part in an activity that involves both physical and mental components in the pursuit of athletic competition. The Club Sports Council currently consists of 25 active club sports organizations.

What is the Club Sports Council?

The Mission of the Emory University Club Sports Council is to unite Club Sports as a single organization representing those students who seek a high level of athletic competition, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and leadership opportunities. The Club Sports Council is comprised of the executive leaders from each club sport program.  The council addresses the concerns that affect Club Sports as a whole by providing a unified student voice, and working to promote Emory University Club Sports both within and outside of the university through competition and community service. The Council also seeks to facilitate the growth and future success of the Emory University Club Sports program.

Are Club Sports and Intramurals the Same?

No. The biggest difference between Emory Club Sports and Emory Intramurals is that Intramural students form structured teams to compete against other Emory students, whereas in Club Sports, students form non-Varsity teams compete against other universities and colleges in the nation.

How do I contact a club?

Visit the Current Club Sports web page to check out more information and each club's main contact.

How are new Club Sports formed?

The information below provides the requirements for all new club's interested in becoming a member of the Club Sports program.  For more information about the process contact Ricky Talman at 404-727-9114 or via e-mail ricky.talman@emory.edu

The following criteria is required for a club to be considered a Club Sport:

  1. The club must be competitive in nature
  2. The club must be a member of a Regional/National Governing Body or Association in the sport
  3. The club's primary mission is to take part in an activity that involves both physical and mental components in the pursuit of athletic competition
  4. The club must compete against other universities across the region and nation

Club's applying for temporary charter must:

  1. Create and submit a constitution for their organization
  2. Submit the Emory Club Sports Charter Form and include a roster of a minimum of 20 active dues paying members
  3. Submit a Statement of Purpose which includes an explanation by the club on why they should be included in Emory Club Sports.  What do you have to offer?  Why are you qualified? 
  4. Attend a preliminary hearing with the Club Sports Executive Board before presenting to the Club Sports Council where the charter will be voted on by the current membership

Responsibilities of Temporary Charter Clubs include:

  1. Once a club is granted a temporary charter, they must apply for a perpetual charter after 6 - 12 months or risk getting their charter revoked
  2. Club's receiving a temporary charter will be assigned an account for Self-Generate funds; however, they will not be allocated any funds from Club Sports
  3. Temporary charter clubs must:
    1. Have at least two officer representatives present at all Club Sports Council meetings
    2. Keep strict records of all financial transactions
    3. Carefully adhere to all club sports policy and submission deadlines
    4. Maintain consistent participation of at least 20 active dues paying members