The presence and consumption of alcohol and/or illegal substances is strictly prohibited during any sport club activity unless approved by the Director of Rec Sports and UCPD. Sport club activity includes games, practices, travel and any activity before, during and after sport club activity, and any related activity reasonably perceived to be a sport club activity. Violation of this policy could result in probation, suspension, and/or expulsion of the individual and/or club from the Sport Club Program.
The Code of Student Conduct prohibits hazing or any method of pre-initiation or initiation into an organization. No individual subject to the jurisdiction of the University shall perform an act, or subject themselves to such acts, that cause physical, psychological or social harm to any other person within the University. The Sport Club Program recognizes the propriety and necessity of student initiations and similar activities that are designed to instill group spirit and loyalty. However, these are only appropriate when the activity is experienced for the benefit of new members, and not at their expense. Punishment for violations of the hazing code may include suspension or dismissal from the University.
Students, by enrolling in the University, assume an obligation to conduct themselves and their organizations in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. Individuals must always conduct themselves in a manner that does not detract from the reputation of the University. This includes behavior in game situations as well as contact with other teams and event staff. When involved in off-campus events or when traveling, be aware that you are still representing the University.
All students are subject to the policies outlined in the UC Berkeley Student Code of Conduct.
Note: Non-life threatening injuries are situations that do not require immediate medical attention. This includes minor injuries that might require administering ice (i.e. minor sprains or strains, and bandages for minor scrapes or cuts). You do not need to contact the police in these minor situations. Life threatening injuries are injuries that require immediate medical attention (i.e. unconscious, difficulty breathing, etc.). You do need to contact 911 and UCPD in this situation.
Once the incident has been taken care of, complete an incident report and immediately upon returning to campus turn it in to the Sport Club Director.
As a general rule, never talk to the media! Please direct all questions to full-time professional Sport Club or Recreational Sports staff.
On-Campus Non-Life Threatening Injuries
1. Stay with the injured party.
2. If competition/practice is being held in a Rec Sports supervised building:
Notify the Rec Sports building staff via a runner. The Rec Sports building staff will assess situation and direct appropriate actions. The Rec Sports building staff is responsible for completing incident/accident reports.
3. If the competition is being held on a site that is not supervised by Rec Sports staff: Assess the situation and direct appropriate actions. Only basic First Aid should be attention or call Emergency Medical Services. Contact the UCPD (510-642-3333).
4. The safety officer is responsible for completing the accident report.
5. The accident report must be turned into the Sport Club director within 48 hrs of the injury.
On-Campus Life Threatening Injuries (EMS and UCPD contacted)
1. Stay with the injured party.
2. Contact 911 immediately.
3. If competition/practice is being held in a Rec Sports supervised building: Notify the Rec Sports building staff via a runner. The Rec Sports staff will contact and UCPD (510-642-3333). Always dial UCPD (510-642-3333) directly as cell phones will not automatically reach UC emergency officials. Immediately contact a Sport Club staff member. If you leave a message, include a brief description of the event, the name of the participant involved and the actions that have been taken. Continue to call the other Sport Club staff members (or their supervisor) until someone answers! The Rec Sports building staff will assess situation and direct appropriate actions.
4. In the event of a life-threatening incident, immediately assist UCPD/Rec Staff to sequester and obtain witness accounts from individuals who witnessed the incident. Once the person has been cared for, the Rec Sports staff is responsible for completing incident/accident reports. Do not leave the scene until a UCPD professional has indicated you can do so.
Off-Campus Injuries (Not Supervised by Rec Sports Staff)
1. Determine if the injury is life treating or non-life threatening.
2. If the injury is non-life threatening, notify the hosting team/facility supervisor of the injury.
3. If the injury is life threatening contact 911 immediately. Immediately contact a Sport Club staff member. If you leave a message, include a brief administered by the safety officer or coach (both must be certified in FA/CPR). If aid beyond basic First Aid is required, please advise the injured person to seek medical description of the event, the name of the participant involved and the actions that have been taken. Continue to call the other Sport Club staff members (or their supervisor) until someone answers!
Sport Clubs Emergency Contact Info
Please call in the following order:
1. Katie Fletcher, Interim Sport Clubs Director – Cell: 714-504-2008
*Please contact for life threatening emergencies only.
Documentation of All Injuries
Any injury that receives medical attention must be documented via an Accident Report form. Medical attention is defined as the administration of any medical service and/or any dispensing of first aid supplies. Accident Reports must be submitted prior to the close of the next business day following the injury. Clubs failing to record and/or submit Accident Reports are subject to immediate suspension from the Program.