University of Michigan
September 1st, 2004
Article I: Name of Club
The name of this club is the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club, or MagnUM.
Article II: Purpose of Club
This group is dedicated to promoting, teaching, and playing the game of Ultimate at the
University of Michigan. Ultimate is a fast-paced, running and passing sport played with a disc,
and combines elements of soccer, basketball and football. Our team practices biweekly (or more)
year-round and travels to several weekend tournaments held at various colleges and universities.
We encourage all those interested in learning to play, or improving existing skills, or just having
a good time while they get great exercise to come to practice.
Article III: Membership
The Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to anyone who wants to play. Members must be
students (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of Michigan or must purchase a
University Recreational Sports Facilities User Pass. Overall membership must be at least 50
percent University of Michigan students. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
religion, ethnic group, national origin, sexual orientation, or anything of the kind. Women are
allowed to join the men's team, although there is also a separate women's team. Some events are
officially co-ed, in which case a certain number of players of each gender are required for
Players who wish to participate in the Ultimate Players Association Fall Club Championship
Series or the Spring College Championship Series must become members of the Ultimate
Players Association (UPA), which is the governing body for ultimate in the United States and
Canada. In addition, participants in the Spring College Championship Series must be "college
eligible" as defined by the UPA, which means that they are registered students (undergraduate or
graduate), and first appeared on an official UPA roster less than five years before. Outside of the
championship series tournaments, most tournaments we attend a do not require UPA
membership or college eligibility. A one-year UPA membership costs $30 for college eligible
players, $40 for non-college eligible players, and $400 for a lifetime membership. These fees are
subject to change without notice. The membership fees for students may be paid out of our team
budget, depending on availability of funds.
Members must pay club dues (discussed below) each semester, and must sign the university
waiver and roster forms.
There is no official limit on the number of members in our club. In the event that too many
people wish to participate in a particular tournament (i.e. more than about 20 players), we may
divide up into "A" and "B" teams, chosen by the club officers and coaches. Alternatively, it may
be necessary to restrict participation in a particular event to those players deemed by the club
officers and coaches to be the most skilled or to players who demonstrate the highest level of
commitment to the team. In the event of overcrowding at practice, we also reserve the right to
limit participation to members who are most committed to attending practices and tournaments,
although this is a rare occurrence.
Article IV: Officers
There are six offices in the Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club.
President: The highest ranking officer. His duties include interacting with the Club
Sports Program staff, arranging for the attendance oftournaments, serving as liaison with
the UPA, supervising practices, and notifying members of practices and events via e-
VicePresident: Assists the President with all of the above duties.
Treasurer: Assists the President in managing the club budget, and is responsible for
seeking outside sponsorship and funding.
Secretary: Assists the other officers with duties mentioned above and is also in charge of
publicity-- e.g. posting notices about mass meetings and tournaments in University
publications, posting flyers, etc.
Coach: Helps to guide the team in practice and tournaments. Planning practice, devising
strategy, etc. There may be more than one coach if necessary.
Officers are elected annually at or near the end of the nearly completed college season or at the
beginning of the season during an organizational meeting. The elected officers, however, appoint
the coach. In the event of the need to fill a vacancy or remove an existing officer, a vote will be
taken at the earliest possible convenience when at least half of the club members are present or
over e-mail. It is also the duty of all officers to decide on important team issues, which include
"A" and "B" team distinctions, what tournaments to travel to, use of team funds, etc.
The Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club does not have any permanent committees, but may
From time to time set up temporary committees to deal with specific team issues.
Article VI: Meetings
At the beginning of September, we hold two organizational meetings. The first is a meeting of all
returning club players and new players who have already joined by the time of the meeting. This
meeting is to discuss plans for the upcoming year, do preliminary paperwork, soliciting
volunteers for various tasks and electing officers if they have not been elected already. A second
meeting is held later in September, after we have made a recruiting drive at Festifall and have
publicized the club via University publications, flyers, etc. This meeting is to introduce the new
players to the game and inform them of our requirements and schedule. Other club business in
conducted at various practices or tournaments or through discussions over our e-mail X.500
Article VII: Dues
Club dues are $30 per semester. $15.00 goes to the university for Rec Sports dues, and the
remainder goes into a club account, which is used to supplement the University Budget for
travel, tournament fees, etc. We reserve the right to change the amount of the dues without
Article VIII: Amendments
This document may be amended in the future by a consensus of the elected officials of the club.