The UNIS Athletic Council takes many steps to ensure that the election process is fair and just for all student applicants. All athletes, past and/or present, are encouraged to apply openly (for any position) or for a specific spot in the Executive Committee. Students must express their reasons for applying, what they hope to accomplish if elected, and their current extra-curricular commitments. After the deadline, the Athletic Director and existing council sort applications and begin to appoint students to positions. Much of the election process is reliant on the student-submitted writing that describes them and explains why they wish to be part of the UAC; however, if this fails to distinguish the ideal applicant for the position, students’ history of athletic dedication is considered. Students who have been consistently involved in sports during their time at school already demonstrate through this their eagerness to improve athletics at UNIS. Students who have not been involved in sports since Middle School or T1, however, are not necessarily at a disadvantage: we want the most enthusiastic members as possible! Furthermore, applicant-provided recommendations are considered as an extra supplement for the application.
Aside from the Executive Committee, “Team Representatives,” who act as managers for individual athletic teams, deal with their uniform issues, inform team members of practice changes and attend games, are also part of the UNIS Athletic Council. However, Team Reps are chosen by team members and coaches to simplify the election process while ensuring that the representatives are managing for teams that are of interest to them. Such students are not required to attend all UAC meetings, but are encouraged to voice the opinions and concerns of the team that they manage.