USG becomes KSI
The non-profit student sport organization USG has changed it’s name to KSI – Københavns Universitets Studenteridræt. This is the culmination of a 2-year process and the new charter was carried by a unanimous vote at the general assembly 22nd of February 2017. The organization is now officially affiliated with Copenhagen University and as a consequence KSI – Københavns Universitets Studenteridræt – is the new name of the organization.
New charter - same aim
The aim of the organization is still to provide sports-based activities at affordable prices. With the charter classes and activities will be directed towards students, employees and alumni of Copenhagen University.
However, in order to sign up for the Main Season 2018/19 you need to be registered as a Copenhagen University-student, employee of Copenhagen University or memeber of the Alumni Association of Copenhagen University. You can also sign up if you have been an ordinary member without affiliation to University of Copenhagen participating on a KSI-class or -team during Main Season 2017/18 or Summer Season 2018.
The sports association KSI - University of Copenhagen Student Sports
KSI is organized in the Danish tradition of a 'forening' - there is no term that directly translates this as it applies to a specific way of organizing. It could be described as a mix between a club and an association. Here we gather to do the sport that has your interests at heart. We are a democratic non-profit association where we train, make friends, and you build training partnerships. The sports goal is to create immersion, develop skill sets and obtain a better cardio- vascular endurance and as an added bonus better health and thereby a possible betterment of your academic achievements due to hightend attentiveness, concentration and stamina.
The KSI-seasons are divided into two main seasons. The actual main season from September to April and a shorter summerseason that lasts from May to end August. Exempt are KSI clubs, womens tournament basketball and American Football - they have a different structure. Clubs and basketball are yearround and football has a structure that is under development.
You can do a lot of different sports in KSI. Only your imagination, the facilities available and the member interest create the boundaries for the sports that are being offered in KSI. At present we have over 80 different sports divided between indoor and outdoor activities. We feel confident that you should be able to find sports that suit your needs and level.
As you may discern from the pages on our site there are a lot of different self management interest groups in KSI, all with the main board as the upper management.
The crucial part is that the members are the ones in charge. When you have paid your membership fee and have joined a class you have a say. Partly through a right to vote at the general assembly, partly through influence through your club/department (the different classes are organized in a structure where all departements/clubs have a central representative positioned in the main board).
Click on these links to read more about: KSI Main board (HB), leisure sports departement (UMI), club boards (badminton, handball and svømme/vandpolo), and the different department boards (basketball, volleyball, kayaking, climbing, skiing, adventure racing, gymnastics). These each carry an area of competency but refer to and are bound by the decisions taken each year at the general assembly in November.