Rules Governing Nomination and Election to the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame
(Revised January 12, 2007)
I - Purpose
These rules set forth the categories of individuals allowed for consideration as Inductees to the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame (Hall of Fame), the qualifications required of such individuals for nomination and election to the Hall of Fame, and the procedure by which individuals shall be recommended, nominated and elected to the Hall of Fame.
II - Standing Committees
A. Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee shall be comprised of the members of the Board of Directors of the Tiger Letterwinners Association of Clemson University. The President of the Association shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
B. Approval Committee The Approval Committee shall be comprised of the following individuals: President of Clemson University Clemson University Athletic Director President of IPTAY President of the Tiger Letterwinners Association Faculty Representative to the NCAA Executive Director of IPTAY
III - Categories of Inductees Eligibility
A. Athlete Inductee Any Clemson University graduate, living or deceased, who received a varsity letter from the Clemson University Athletic Department shall be eligible for election to the Hall of Fame as an Athlete Inductee five (5) years after graduation from Clemson University. The requirement of graduation from Clemson University may be waived, under unusual circumstances, by a majority vote of the Nominating Committee.
B. Special Inductee Any individual, living or deceased, who has made a significant contribution to the Clemson University athletic program, shall be eligible for election to the Hall of Fame as a Special Inductee. Special Inductees include coaches, trainers, and other individuals who are not necessarily eligible as an Athlete Inductee. Eligibility as an Athlete Inductee shall not disqualify an individual for consideration as a Special Inductee.
C. No active coach of Clemson University may be inducted into the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame.
D. Qualifications - in order to qualify as a nominee for the Hall of Fame, an individual must have excelled as an athlete or as a Special Inductee (someone who has contributed significantly to the Clemson Athletic Department). In the case of former athletes, consideration should be given to whether the individual was selected to an All-Conference or All-American team, etc, as well as the individual's performance records, leadership qualities, selection to post season all-star teams, etc. Performance on post-season bowl teams will also be a consideration. Participation as a professional athlete will also be a consideration but is not a requirement for Hall of Fame selection.A Special Inductee, if a coach, should have an excellent won-loss record while a member of a Clemson coaching staff, should have been a member of the staff for a significant number of years, and he/she should have represented the University well while a coach. His/her athletes should have represented the University well, and their conduct while at Clemson as well as the years that follow should meet the highest standards.Other Special Inductees, such as managers, trainers, physicians, and administrators should have represented the University in exemplary fashion and should have possessed a work ethic which contributed significantly to the various athletic teams.
IV - Nomination and Election Procedures
A.Recommendations of Individuals to Nominating Committee Any person may recommend any eligible individual for consideration as a nominee. Each recommendation shall be accompanied by information regarding the achievements of the individual being recommended. Upon recommendation to the Nominating Committee, an individual shall be placed on the List of Candidates to be maintained by the Executive Director of the Association.
B. List of Candidates The List of Candidates shall contain the names of all individuals recommended, and who remain eligible, for consideration as a nominee by the Nominating Committee. The List of Candidates shall contain such other information as shall be relevant for consideration by the Nominating Committee, including sport(s) and position(s) played, year of graduation, letters earned and notable achievements. If not nominated by the Nominating Committee within four (4) years after placement on the List of Candidates, an individual shall be removed from the List of Candidates, provided however, that there shall be no limit to the number of times an individual may be recommended subsequently to the Nominating Committee.
C. Nominations by Nominating Committee
- The Nominating Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman to discuss candidates and make nominations to the Hall of Fame.
- Number of Nominees Annually The Nominating Committee may nominate as many as ten (10) individuals in any one year.
- Vote Required by Nominating Committee To be nominated by the Nominating Committee as an Athlete Inductee or a Special Inductee, an individual must receive a majority of the votes of the members of the Nominating Committee present at the annual meeting of the Nominating Committee called for the purpose of considering nominees.
- Special Consideration-currently, the Clemson Athletic Department sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports (10 men and 9 women). While it is not the intent of the Hall of Fame Rules to establish quotas, the Nominating Committee should be sensitive to the number of male/female athletes who are nominated in any year as well as the number of former athletes from each sport who are nominated in any year and over a given period of time.
D. Approval of Nominees by Approval Committee Upon nomination by the Nominating Committee the names of the nominees shall be referred to the Approval Committee for approval. To be elected to the Hall of Fame, a nominee must receive the votes of at least five (5) members of the Approval Committee.
V - Induction
Individuals nominated by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Approval Committee shall be inducted into the Hall of Fame at an appropriate ceremony.� A plaque recognizing Inductees will be permanently displayed in an area designated by the Director of Athletics of Clemson University.
VI - Modification of Rules
Amendments and modifications to the Rules may be made by a vote of approval of at least 2/3 of the members of the Board of Directors present.