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Membership

Information

2023-24 Forms and Fees

Our Membership Form is LIVE!

If you have not received our email, you can access the form directly here.

If you would like to update the contacts for your school and your club, you can do so here.

As a reminder, there are a few components to membership and attendance for USACFCs:

Membership - Fill out the member form by December 15, 2023. Schools must also pay a fee of $150 for membership. This is required for tournament attendance and encouraged for schools who can’t attend this year to maintain a good standing in our organization and receive other benefits.

Tournament Entry - Fill out the roster form (to be sent out closer to the event date) and pay a fee of $600 per gender team. The number of weapon squads is irrelevant.
 

For example, if you send men’s foil and men’s epee, the fee will be $600. If you send foil, epee, and saber for both men and women, the fee will be $1200. If you send foil, epee, and saber for women but just epee for men, the fee will also be $1200.

Once the member form is complete, you will receive an invoice for your school by January 2024. Both the member and entry fees are due by March 8, 2024.

There is a late fee of $50 per week, and all fees must be paid before the competition. If you need an invoice earlier to allow for slow processing times by your university, email us ASAP at officers@usacfc.org

Policies

ALL TEAMS MUST BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING RULES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE USACFC:

  1. Teams MUST have full squads of three (3) or more fencers. Teams MAY NOT participate with partial squads

  2. Graduate students may participate if they are eligible (see below)

  3. If teams miss deadlines to submit forms and fees, their squads may be cut if the events are over-enrolled. Late forms and fees incur a $25 per week late fee.

  4. If teams don't bring complete scoring equipment to the event, THEY WILL NOT FENCE

Teams are responsible for maintaining up-to-date contact information and reporting any changes and formal withdrawals by email/phone are REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN GOOD STANDING IN THE USACFC. Any team not honoring the withdrawal policy will not be allowed to compete in future events

All participating teams are REQUIRED to bring (1) complete electrical strip PER GENDER that includes:

  • (1) Scoring Machine (CURRENT TIMING)    

  • (2) Floor cords and (2) Reels

  • (1) Stop watch or WORKING remote control     

  • (1) Set of weights and shims

  • (1) Multi-plug splitter or power strip         

  • (1) Extension cord (extras always helpful)
     

Any team failing to bring (1) complete, working electrical scoring set PER GENDER will not participate, NO EXCEPTIONS. All equipment must be available UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT. Teams with no scoring sets may borrow or rent them from local clubs, divisions, sections, vendors, or other teams

ELIGIBILITY

A fencer will be limited to 5 years of competition at any college level. This is 5 years in which a fencer competes for any team(s) in any intercollegiate competition (NCAA and/or club) for even one bout in a given year. There will be no prior vetting of any fencers but adequately substantiated challenges will be verified. If the board determines that a fencer has exceeded their eligibility then a one year suspension from USACFC will be given to the fencer's team. That team and all of its fencers, coaches, and staff will be black carded / disqualified from the event IMMEDIATELY, NO DISCUSSION, and its results for that entire event will be vacated. That team will be ineligible to compete in any USACFC event through the end of the following calendar year and will have to re-apply to the USACFC (forfeiting all incumbency priorities, if any) to resume participation thereafter.

BLACK CARD POLICY

The USACFC follows the rules of the USFA and NCAA, including the black card policy. Any behavior by any team, individual fencer or coach which meets the criteria for a black card will be issued one. Examples include but are not limited to any harassment or threatening of referees, bout committee workers, athletes, coaches, or USACFC officers.

As the event has grown and received more attention, all involved in the championships must continue to work to make it a positive competition.

Current USACFC Members (2024-2025)

  • Binghamton University

  • Boston University

  • Brown University

  • Bryn Mawr College

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Clemson University

  • Cornell University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Denison University

  • Drexel University

  • George Mason University

  • Georgetown University

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Indiana University

  • Michigan State University

  • Northeastern Univeristy

  • Northwestern University

  • Purdue University

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Rutgers University

  • Smith College

  • Swarthmore College

  • The College of William & Mary

  • The George Washington University

  • The University of Chicago

  • The University of Rhode Island

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • The University of Virginia

  • Tufts University

  • United States Military Academy

  • United States Naval Academy

  • University of California, Berkeley

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Florida

  • University of Maryland-College Park

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • University of Michigan

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Rochester

  • University of Southern California

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Xavier University

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