Club Sport Policy and Procedures
Revised August 2016
Club sports are any sports that compete competitively with other universities or colleges, but are not regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The club should belong to a national organized governing body for the sport.
o The Sport Club program provides students the opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams and represent Luther College, as a means to enhance their collegiate experience and provide a vehicle for a well-rounded education through physical, social and leadership development. In season, teams practice and play an average of four to five times a week and must compete in a league and/or compete in at least three tournaments. The commitment made by a competitive club participant is closer to that of varsity athletes.
Clubs are simply joined by contacting the officers of each club or the Recreational Services office.
Visiting Team Waiver
Practice and Contests
Tournament Entries and Hotels
Advisor Role: (Assistant Director of Wellness)
Possession or Use of Alcoholic Beverages
The statement below is taken from the Luther College Student Handbook. It is expected that club sport participants will be familiar with this stance and strictly abide by it. Also, please refer to the federally mandated drug/alcohol policy within the student handbook.
6.12 Possession or Use of alcoholic beverages (initially adopted by the Board of Regents, May 24, 1975 with additional revisions.)
6.12.1 The possession, consumption, or sale of alcoholic beverages at any campus event is prohibited. Further, no college or residence halls may be expended for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
6.12.2, The consumption of alcoholic beverages in the lounges, corridors, and other public areas of the residence halls, as well as in any other college buildings or on any college grounds, is prohibited.
6.12.3 Students living in residence halls, who have reached the legal drinking age in the state of Iowa, are allowed to make their own decisions in relation to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in their rooms. However, no kegs or amounts of alcohol in excess of personal use are allowed.
6.12.4 Students are responsible for their own and their guests behavior at all times. The use of alcoholic beverages shall not impinge upon the freedom and rights of roommates, residents in neighboring rooms, and other students. All members of the Luther community should assume responsibility for referring persons who need assistance for alcohol-related problems to student life professionals. Disruptive, destructive, or illegal behavior related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages is subject to college disciplinary action and/or civil enforcement.
6.12.5 The alcohol policy includes alcohol-related violations such as vandalism, excessive noise, harassing behavior, or disruptive behavior where there is alcohol present or the evidence of alcohol use.
The Assistant Director of Wellness will handle all disciplinary action of the individual club or its members if deemed necessary. Individuals or clubs wishing to appeal the Assistant Director of Wellness's decision regarding disciplinary action can appeal that decision in writing to the Director of Wellness, clearly stating the reasons for appeal and the circumstances related to the situation causing the disciplinary action. This must be done within 72 hours of the notice of disciplinary action. The co-curricular committee, as well as the Director of Wellness will review the information presented and, if necessary, meet with the individual(s) or club representatives.
The Co-Curricular Committee and Director of Wellness shall determine the length of the probationary period during which the funds are frozen or when a club may submit an application to be a club sports again.