Club Constitution

IPTAY COLLEGIATE CLUB CONSTITUTION

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1: This organization is known as the IPTAY Collegiate Club, affiliated with the IPTAY Scholarship Fund.

Section 2: The main purpose of the IPTAY Collegiate Club is to promote school spirit among the student body for Clemson University and its athletic program. We intend to educate the student body about the IPTAY Scholarship Fund and Clemson Athletics. The IPTAY Collegiate Club will reward students that choose to take part in the organization.

 

Article II: Membership

Section 1: To become a member of the IPTAY Collegiate Club one must be either a full-time student at Clemson University or between the ages 18-22.

 

Article III: Officers

Section 1: IPTAY Student Advisory Board (ISAB):
The IPTAY Student Advisory Board administers the affairs of the IPTAY Collegiate Club. The Board consists of the IPTAY Collegiate Club Director, serving as advisor and 35 members of the IPTAY Collegiate Club who have shown excellent leadership in the Collegiate Club. ISAB members will serve on and as chairperson of committees that they feel are necessary to have for the success of the club.

Section 2: Representatives
The IPTAY Collegiate Club will have Representatives who are responsible for recruiting students to join the IPTAY Collegiate Club. An IPTAY Collegiate Club Representative must be an active IPTAY donor with an updated IPTAY account. To be eligible to become an IPTAY Collegiate Club Representative, a member must earn five (5) credits. You receive one (1) credit for recruiting a new member, and one-half (1/2) a credit for getting a member to renew. Once you have earned these five (5) credits you receive Representative status and 25 Representative points. IPTAY Collegiate Club Representatives will serve as a liaison between Collegiate Club members and ISAB, the IPTAY Student Advisory Board. IPTAY Collegiate Club Representatives should always remember that violations of any NCAA, ACC or Clemson University policy can result in serious consequences for Clemson University, the Clemson University Athletic Department, IPTAY and the individual violator.

 

Article IV: Meetings

Section 1 Meetings for general members will be held when the opportunity presents itself, according to the Board's discretion. The IPTAY Collegiate Club Representatives will meet the first Sunday of every month. The IPTAY Collegiate Club Board of Directors will meet the first Sunday of every month. The IPTAY Collegiate Club committees will meet when necessary.

 

Article V: Dues

Section 1: Fees Involved
Dues will be an annual fee of a minimum of $30. A change in dues can only be appointed by IPTAY.

 

Article VI Benefits

Section 1: Benefits Offered to Due-Paying Members
There are a number of benefits for students who join the IPTAY Collegiate Club. These benefits include: priority points for the IPTAY Collegiate Club, block seating for football and basketball games, tickets for football block seating which will be distributed on the first day of distribution, tickets for basketball seating which will be distributed before general student ticket distribution, 35 issues of the Orange & White, an IPTAY Collegiate Club T-Shirt, discounts at local businesses, away game trips, a car decal, membership card, opportunities to meet with Clemson coaches and players, opportunity to be a part of the sixth man endowment and cumulative credit on your IPTAY account toward ticket priority when you graduate.

Section 2: Benefits Offered to Representatives
In addition to the benefits listed above, Representatives will have the opportunity to generate a large number of priority points. Representatives will also be given an IPTAY Collegiate Club hat. At the end of the fiscal year the top five (5) Representatives (as determined by representative point totals) will be honored and rewarded.

 

Article VII: Point System

Section 1 General Points Assignment
General points assignment include:

  • Initial $30 contribution = 30 points
  • Every dollar donated above $30 = 1/2 point
  • Each year renewed = 15 points
  • Each designated non-revenue event = 10 points
  • Each general meeting or social event attended = 5 points Section 2 Representative Points Assignment
    (these are in addition to general points) Representative points assignment include:
  • Becoming a Representative = 25 points
  • Each new member recruited by a Representative = 5 points
  • Each Representative meeting attended = 5 points
  • Renewal of membership by the Collegiate Club members one represents = 3 points
  • In the event that a Collegiate Club member renews and they do not have a representative, if they designate you as their representative this = 3 points

     

    Article VIII: Laws

    Section 1: Football Seating
    Tickets for the IPTAY Collegiate Club block seating for football will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. To be eligible for football block seating, a member must be enrolled in at least 12 hours as an undergraduate at Clemson University. If the member is a graduate student they must pay their activity fee. To pick up a ticket the student must have their Collegiate Club card and their student ID. Collegiate Club members are not guaranteed a block seat due to the limited number of tickets available.

    Section 2: Basketball Seating
    IPTAY Collegiate Club members will be eligible for tickets to the Collegiate Club block. To be eligible for basketball seating, a member must be enrolled in at least 12 hours as an under- graduate at Clemson University. If the member is a graduate student they must pay their activity fee. To pick up a ticket the student must have their Collegiate Club card and their student ID. Some of the tickets designated for the Collegiate Club will be in other areas of the coliseum outside of the block. Collegiate Club members are not guaranteed a ticket due to the limited number of tickets available.

    Ticket Assignment for Basketball Seating
    Ticket assignment for basketball games will be assigned based on point accumulation. A member of the IPTAY Collegiate Club will have two options for seat assignments, the individual option or the team option.

    A) Individual Option: The IPTAY Collegiate Club member with the most accumulated points will be assigned the best seat in the block. The IPTAY Collegiate Club Board of Directors will determine (the status of the seats in the block.) When members of the Collegiate Club have accumulated the same number of points, ticket priority will be determined according to class status. When members of the same class have accumulated the same number of points, ticket priority will be determined according to the date and year in which they became a member. In the event that members of the Collegiate Club in the same class have accumulated the same number of points and became members on the exact same date, ticket priority will be based on a random drawing. ISAB will make all final decisions. If a member of the Collegiate Club fails to pick up their reserved ticket, their ticket will be turned over to the general student population. In the event that a member fails to pick up their reserved ticket a second time, they will lose their reserved seat for one game. After a member has picked up their reserved ticket, they are required to fill that seat. If the member cannot attend the game, they are responsible for finding someone to fill their seat. In the event that a reserved seat is left empty, the member responsible for that seat will lose their IPTAY Collegiate Club ticket priority for one game.

    B) Team Option: The concept of the team approach is to allow members the opportunity to work together while accumulating priority points and be able to sit together at basketball games. Members will be allowed to group together into teams of exactly four (4) or exactly six (6). Once a team has been established, there cannot be any changes to the team during that particular fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), unless there are extenuating circumstances. The IPTAY Student Advisory Board will decide on an appeal by a team for changes to their team. Seating assignment for the team will follow the same rules as listed under the individual option with one exception. In the event that a member has more than 2,000 pts that member can only contribute 10 times the club's average points to his/her team. Adding together each team member's priority points and then dividing by four (4) or six (6) will determine the priority point level of each team. The final number will be the team's priority point number, which will be used for their seating assignment. A team's class status will be determined by a four (4) point scale (Senior =4, freshmen=1). The class status of the individual team members will be assigned an equivalent number, and then the numbers will be averaged. Final numbers will be rounded (2.6=3, 2.4=2). The initial membership date for joining IPTAY Collegiate Club, in ticket priority cases for the team, will be the median of the four (4) or six (6) team members' initial membership dates. In the event that any team member fails to pick up their reserved ticket twice, the entire team will lose its reserved seats for one game. After a team has picked up its reserved tickets, the team is required to fill those seats. If any member of the team cannot attend the game, the entire team is responsible for finding someone to fill the seat or seats. In the event that a reserved seat is left empty, the entire team responsible for that seat or seats will lose its IPTAY Collegiate Club ticket priority for one game.

    Section 3: Financial Obligations
    Each member of The IPTAY Collegiate Club is required to keep current with their financial responsibilities. If a Collegiate Club member neglects to renew their membership, they lose all rights of a Collegiate Club member. Upon renewal of their membership, all previous points will be reinstated.

    Section 4: Due to the restructuring of the IPTAY Collegiate Club, the accumulation of priority points will begin with the 1998 fiscal year.

     

    Article IX: Committees

    Section 1: University Relations Committee
    The purpose of the University Relations Committee is keep communications between the IPTAY Collegiate Club and other student organizations so that they can support each other in their activities. The committee consists of the IPTAY Collegiate Club Director, serving as chairman, four (4) ISAB members appointed by ISAB, two (2) members of Central Spirit appointed by Central Spirit, two (2) members from Student Government appointed by Student Government, one (1) member of Minority Council appointed by Minority Council, one (1) member of FCA appointed by FCA, one (1) member of Panhellenic appointed by Panhellenic, and one (1) member of IFC appointed by IFC.

    Section 2: Minority Focus Committee
    The purpose of the IPTAY Minority Focus Committee is to focus on making the IPTAY Collegiate Club a more culturally diverse group on campus and making sure the Collegiate Club meets the needs of all students on campus. The Minority Focus Committee consists of a president nominated and voted on by the members, and members of the Collegiate Club.

    Section 3: Priority Point Committee
    The purposes of the Priority Point Committee is to attend all scheduled priority point events and set up a table so that collegiate club members can sign up and receive points for attending the events.

    Section 4: Ticket Distribution Committee
    The purpose of the Ticket Distribution Committee is to help with distribution of basketball and football tickets to the Collegiate Club members. Section 5: Promotions Committee
    The purpose of the Promotions Committee is to promote all special events the Collegiate Club is involved in to all campus organizations.

    Section 6: Spring Party Committee
    The purpose of the Spring Party Committee is planning, producing, setting up, and supervising the annual IPTAY Collegiate Club Spring Party.

    Section 7: Special Events Committee
    The purpose of the Special Events Committee is providing ideas for special events that will help promote the philosophy of the IPTAY Collegiate Club.

     

    Article X: Code of Conduct

    All Collegiate Club members are expected to represent the IPTAY Collegiate Club and Clemson University professionally and with proper sportsmanship. Improper conduct includes but is not limited to: * excessive profanity * threatening remarks toward a player, coach, or spectator * racist, sexist, or related remarks

    A member in violation of the code of conduct will first, be formally warned by an acting IPTAY Collegiate Club Board member. If problem persists, the member will be denied ticket priority for the following game. All final actions under the code of The IPTAY Collegiate Club Board of Directors will decide on conduct.

     

    Article XI: Amending the Constitution and By-Laws Changes to the Constitution and By-Laws must be brought to a two-thirds vote by the entire IPTAY Student Advisory Board. Rev. 11/6/01