All GSU Sport Clubs will be placed into one of the following 4 tiers based on the amount points they accumulate out of a possible 110 for the academic year and their overall standing with the program. The Tiers range from Tier 1 to Tier 4 with Tier 1 receiving the highest budget allocation. Tier 1 clubs will need to gain 90 of the 110 possible points for the entire academic year. Tier 2 clubs will need to gain 70 of the possible 110 for the entire academic year. Tier 3 clubs have gained less than 70 points for the entire academic year or are within their first year of establishment. Clubs placed in tier 4 are considered to be on probation resulting from being in poor standing with the Department of Recreational Services. Clubs that are in poor standing result in a lack of leadership, organization, and overall lack of compliance for the policies and procedures of the Sport Club Program. Clubs that have inactive status with the Office of Student Activities is due to failure to submit a charter renewal by May 1st of the Academic year. Once clubs renew their charter with the Office of Student Activities and take an active status again; the maximum tier they can be placed in is Tier 2. Status is primarily determined by the points being accumulated throughout the year, but the status will be evaluated at the end of each semester and subject to change based on the discretion of the Sport Clubs Coordinator.
- Form Completion
Tier 1: These clubs have gained 90 of the 110 possible points for the entire academic year. The achievement of accumulating this amount of points shows a strong standing with the Sport Club program. They have shown their worth, compliance, and dedication as a sport club. These clubs have the opportunity to receive a maximum of $8,000 dollars in funding per semester.
Tier 2: These clubs have gained 70 of the possible 110 for the entire academic year. These clubs are not in poor standing, but could demonstrate improvement toward compliance and overall standing with the Sport Club program. These clubs have the opportunity to receive a maximum of $750 dollars in funding per semester.
Tier 3: These clubs have gained less than 70 points for the entire academic year, or are within their first year of establishment. Tier 3 clubs have one academic year to demonstrate stability in terms of leadership, form completion, competition, & membership. While in this tier these clubs will receive zero funding from the Department of Recreational. However, financial assistance from the Department of Recreational Services may be available in limited amounts, but will be situation by situation basis and at the discretion of the Coordinator of Sport Clubs. After one academic year clubs will be evaluated and the determination will be made to promote the club to tier 1 or tier 2 or demote to tier 4 based on their performance in tier 3.
Tier 4: These clubs are placed in this tier because they are in poor standing with the Sport Club program. These clubs have shown a lack of leadership, organization, and overall lack of compliance. While in this tier these clubs will receive zero funding and zero practice space from the Department of Recreational Services.
Leadership: Sport Club President’s Meetings-5 points each for 6 total meetings during the year=30 points, Sport Club President’s Training-5 points each for 2 total meetings during the year=10 points, Sport Club Safety Officer Training-5 points for each for 2 total meetings during the year=10 points, and active safety officers on file- 1 on file=1 point for the year and more than 1 on file for the year=3 points
Forms: Semester Officer Agreement-5 points each for 2 during the year=10 points, Semester Budget Proposal-5 points each for 2 during the year=10 points, Semester Wrap-up-5 points each for 2 during the year=10 points
Competition: Clubs attending a one day competition/game/event=1 point, attending a multi-day event/tournament=2 points. The maximum points awarded for the year for attending competitions is 15.
Membership: A club that has 20 or more registered members during the course of the year=6 points, club that 11-19 members=4 points, and clubs having 5-10 members=1 point; clubs that raise $500 dollars or more equals 3 points per semester, raising $100-499 equals 2 points per semester, and raising $50-99 equals 1 point per semester.
TOTAL MAXIMUM POINTS EARNED FOR THE YEAR=110
*PLEASE NOTE: points are subject to be deducted from the ones earned for issues related to discipline, finances, and/or any other form of non-compliance. (max points deducted=10 and evaluated on case by case basis.