Glen Oaks Community College
Athletic Hall of Fame Bylaws

1. Introduction/Purpose
The purpose of the Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize members of the Glen Oaks community for outstanding achievement as an athlete, coach, team, administrator/staff, or contributor to sport. These individuals have brought distinction to themselves and Glen Oaks Community College through their achievement, commitment, sportsmanship and leadership in athletics.

2. Selection Criteria

a. Student-Athelete

i. A candidate nominated in this category must have displayed ability while participating in athletics.

ii. Student-Athletes may be nominated based on their athletic and academic achievements.

iii. A strong consideration will be given to those student-athletes who graduated.

iv. Demonstrated outstanding performance and achievements as a student-athlete which brought exceptional distinction to the individual during their playing career.

v. Demonstrated outstanding performance and achievements after the student-athlete left Glen Oaks Community College.

vi. Student-athletes are immediately eligible for nomination after the completion of their playing career but not eligible for induction until ten years thereafter.

b. Coach

i. A candidate nominated in this category must have made outstanding contributions to athletics through coaching at Glen Oaks Community College.

ii. Outstanding record as a Glen Oaks coach or coach at another institution, professional organization, club, national or international team.

iii. Coaches will be eligible for induction during or after the completion of their coaching career.

c. Intercollegiate Team

i. Teams nominated in this category must have had an outstanding record or accomplishment such as NJCAA championship or finalist, MCCAA champion, or undefeated season.

ii. Exceptional academic achievement and community service are also strong considerations.

iii. Teams that have had major victories over a superior opponent may be considered.

iv. Teams will be eligible for induction ten years after the completion of their playing career at Glen Oaks.

v. The induction of a team into the Glen Oaks Community College Athletics Hall of Fame does not prohibit the separate induction of one or more individual members in a different category.

d. Administrator/Staff

i. A candidate nominated in this category must have made outstanding impact to athletics/sport through demonstrated extraordinary contribution or support of Glen Oaks athletics, as an administrator or staff member of the College.

ii. Major contributor and leader to Glen Oaks athletics, professional organizations, sport associations, or community service are considered.

iii. Administrators and staff members are eligible at any time and may be currently involved in the Glen Oaks athletics program.

e. Special Category for Individuals

i. Any individual who has brought distinction and honor to the Glen Oaks athletics program through achievements not directly related to competition, coaching and/or administration of the athletics program.

ii. Special achievements should be based on significant contributions to the ideal of intercollegiate athletics at Glen Oaks and/or involvement and support of the intercollegiate athletics program, and/or significant contributions to sport in the community.

f. Exceptions

i. Upon recommendation from the committee, a nominee shall be eligible immediately due to special or exceptional circumstances as approved by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

3. Nomination Process

a. Any member of the Glen Oaks Community College community can nominate a candidate.

b. Self-nominations will be accepted.

c. Nomination Form: The nomination form will appear in the appropriate College publications and on the web site. Nominations should be on the appropriate form and should be supported by accurate and specific information, including justification for induction.

d. All nominations must be submitted directly to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics or his or her designee by e-mail, fax, or in person.

e. Any verified information will be accepted for review.

f. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics may provide additional information to assist nominator with completion of form.

g. A person may be nominated in more than one category.

h. Nominations to the Hall of Fame may be made posthumously.

i. A nominee stays active forever. Qualified nominees not selected for induction will remain on the master nomination list.

j. Nominations should be submitted to the Athletic Office.

4. Selection Process

a. The candidates, prior to the selection meeting, will be screened into one of three categories.

i. Insufficient information provided requiring more material needed to move ahead in the selection process.

ii. Insufficient credentials for further consideration

iii. Possess the credentials to move ahead in the process

b. Various committee members during the screening process may be asked to seek additional material on the candidates whom have insufficient materials.

c. Inaugural Selection Meeting

i. At the autumn meeting, voting members will be asked to review and vote for their top candidates.

d. Second Year and Thereafter Selection Meeting

i. At the autumn meeting, voting members will be asked to review and vote for their top candidates.

5. Committee Structure

a. The Athletic Director and President of Glen Oaks Community College will appoint a minimum of six members to the selection committee.

b. It should be noted that no more than six voting members may be of one gender.

6. Committee Facilitation

a. The primary duty of the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall be the annual selection of individuals to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Additional responsibilities may be assigned and sub-committees may be created as needed. Committee members are expected to attend committee meetings and Athletic Hall of Fame induction events.

b. The Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee will meet at least once per year.

c. Autumn (1st meeting w/ committee, review bylaws, assess previous induction events and make recommendations for change, review initial nominations and select candidates for further review).

d. A quorum (one more than half of the committee members) must be present for Athletic Hall of Fame business to be conducted.

e. To earn selection into the Athletic Hall of Fame, a nominee must receive a vote from two-thirds of the selection committee.

7. Induction Ceremony

a. An Athletic Hall of Fame “keeper” plaque will be given to each inductee at the induction ceremony.

b. A plaque will be displayed in the Athletic Hall of Fame gallery.

8. Changes

a. Changes to these guidelines must be proposed by members of the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Proposed changes shall become effective upon the agreement of a simple majority of the committee.