Mission Statement
The Northeastern University Club Sports Department promotes the athletic and intellectual development of every student-athlete, providing unrivaled opportunities to compete, lead and contribute to the community. Each club is unique in the purpose, but driven by these guiding principles that embody what it means to learn experientially.

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The Northeastern University Club Sports Program is overseen by the Club Sports Office consisting of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation – Club Sports & Facilities and two  Coordinator’s of Campus Recreation – Club Sports, in partnership with the Northeastern University Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation. Their role is to provide administrative guidance to each individual club sport. Each club is formed, developed, governed, and administered by the student membership of that club.

  • Provide our student population the opportunity to use their recreational time to extend their competitive lives through intercollegiate physical activity both familiar and perhaps new to them
  • Develop leadership skills through organization and administration of club sport teams
  • Nurture the opportunity to forge relationships and camaraderie through team activities
  • Work toward the sustainability of each club sports program through alumni/affinity outreach and development strategies with the goal of securing financial stability for their administration and operation

To provide a distinctive student experience and competitive excellence which unleashes and energizes networks of engagement and pride.
 
1. Distinctive Student Experience – We will provide exceptional opportunities that transform the lives of students and stakeholders.

2. Culture of Excellence – We will foster a drive for excellence that permeates every aspect of our work and that is emblematic of our university.

3. Opportunities to Engage – We will create unique opportunities for engagement that inspire new and deepening connections with stakeholders both at and outside the university.

4. Platforms for Success – We will enhance operational efficiency and cultivate a sense of belonging that provides the foundation for our success and global distinction.

  • Students organize clubs with administrative assistance and oversight from the Club Sports Office and utilize the fiscal budgetary services of the Student Activities Business Office.  As recognized student organizations, clubs are eligible for meeting space, facilities and other resources.  Partial funding allocations are provided yearly through Club Sports Discretionary Budget based upon compliance, eligibility, merit, championship qualification/participation  and club roster size
  • The Club Sports Office reserves the right to refuse recognition to any club that: 1) requires extensive funding, facilities, or resources; 2) involves high liability or risk factors; or 3) does not properly represent the Departments of Athletics, Campus Recreation / Club Sports and Northeastern University
  • The Club Sports Office may, upon advice of University officials, prohibit club activity in which the risk of serious and / or fatal injury is unacceptably high
  • The Club Sports Office reserves the right to refuse or revoke recognition of any club using facilities, funding, or any other University assets/property for personal monetary gain and/or promotion of a private enterprise
  • The Club Sports Office reserves the right to suspend or uphold budgetary transactions if team does not stay compliant to University and Club Sport policies, procedures or guidelines
  • Northeastern University Club Sport Teams are competitive in nature and include collegiate competition that is compliant with eligibility rules set by the university, individual clubs, and governing bodies of that particular sport
  • Northeastern University Club Sport Teams must be a member in good standing with a Regional Conference or National Sport Governing Body with developed standards of competition, participation compliance and an established/organized championship structure
  • To be considered for Northeastern University Club Sport status teams need to present through proposal these tenants of consideration; Local Competition, Student Interest, Financial Feasibility, and a National Sport Governing Body as reviewed, considered and approved by the Club Sports Office

In order to propose a new Club Sports at Northeastern University, four main criteria must be met:

  1. Local Competition– Local defined as Universities/Colleges within New England with Club Sports Departments comparable in scope to Northeastern University
  2. Student Interest- At least 1 and a half of a competitive lineup must be on roster (i.e. Basketball= 8)
  3. Financial Feasibility– Club must be able to maintain a proper amount of funding throughout the year so that costs of operation do not exceed a feasible amount of income to the team
  4. National Governing Body– Organization that oversees rules and regulations and has a national championship event

In addition to meeting all four of the above, a new Club Sport must also submit a Team Constitution describing club policies and procedures. This is the document that will provide direction and structure to your club. The Club Sports Office has sample constitutions if one is required.

The Club Sports Office has the right to deny any proposal based on department budget, safety concern, and staffing restraints.

Northeastern University Club Sport Teams must be a member in good standing with a Regional Conference or National Sport Governing Body with developed standards of competition, participation compliance and an established/organized championship structure.

  • To be considered for Northeastern University Club Sport status teams need to present through proposal these tenants of consideration; Local Competition, Student Interest, Financial Feasibility, and a National Sport Governing Body as reviewed, considered and approved by the Club Sports Office

MEET THE

STAFF

Nick Avery

Associate Director of Club Sports & Esports

n.avery@northeastern.edu

617-373-8727

Drew Taylor

Sr. Assistant Director of Club Sports

an.taylor@northeastern.edu

617-373-2680

Chelsey Wright

Assistant Director of Club Sports

c.wright@northeastern.edu

617-373-7766