Why join the UCA?
As members of the gaming clan scene, clans play a crucial role in creating a fun and engaging experience for gamers. However, with the increasing number of clans and the constant competition for new members, it is becoming more and more difficult for clans to stand out and thrive.
That is why we strongly encourage clans to join the United Clan Alliance [UCA] and adopt the UCA Standards. The UCA is a collective of clans that have come together to promote respect, collaboration, and a safe environment within the gaming clan scene. By joining the UCA, clans will not only gain recognition and visibility, but also access to a range of resources and support to help them grow and thrive.
One of the key benefits of joining the UCA is the opportunity to network and collaborate with other clans. The UCA regularly organizes events, tournaments, and other activities that allow clans to engage with each other and build relationships. This is a great way for clans to learn from each other, share best practices, and find new ways to improve their operations.
Another key benefit of joining the UCA is the adoption of the UCA Standards. These standards are a set of guidelines that ensure that all affiliated or partnered clans operate in a fair and respectful manner. This means that clans must follow certain rules and regulations when it comes to operating as a clan. By adopting the UCA Standards, clans can demonstrate their commitment to creating a positive and inclusive gaming environment.
One of the common concerns that clans have about joining the UCA is the fear that they will need to make significant structural changes to their operations. However, this is not the case. The UCA Standards are designed to be flexible and adaptable, allowing clans to maintain their unique identity and culture while still complying with the principles of fairness and respect. This means that clans can continue to operate as they always have, while also benefiting from the support and recognition of the UCA.
In conclusion, we strongly encourage clans to join the United Clan Alliance and adopt the UCA Standards. By joining the UCA, clans will gain access to a range of resources and support to help them grow and thrive. They will also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other clans and adopt standards that ensure fairness and respect within the gaming clan scene. And best of all, they will not need to make any significant structural changes to their operations.
I. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are expected to read and follow the UCA Standards, Values, and Policies and must uphold them at all times.
II. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are expected to abide by all social and gaming platforms terms of services.
III. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans must show respect to everyone. This includes affiliates and non-affiliates.
IV. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans must not discriminate. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on race, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or any other personal interest, or investment.
V. All UCA partnered or affiliated clan’s leadership are expected to display proper conduct, leadership skills, and a high level of professionalism at all times.
VI. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans must keep all their members out of harm's way internally within their respective clan.
VII. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are to abstain from all forms of hacking, software alteration, modifying or any other illegal activities.
VIII. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are to abstain from any and all social media drama and/or altercations.
IX. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are to abstain from any form of harassment.
X. All UCA partnered or affiliated clans are to abstain from unethical clan practices. This includes, but is not limited to, “Poaching”, "Ghosting", and/or “War Tactics”.
THE LEADERSHIP OF UNITED CLAN ALLIANCE HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF THE UCA STANDARDS. LEADERSHIP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY CLAN REGARDLESS OF MEMBER COUNT, ACTIVITY, OR POSITION. YOUR ACTIONS AGAINST OR IN NONCOMPLIANCE WITH UCA STANDARDS MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION LEADING UP TO BUT NOT EXCLUDING A PERMANENT REMOVAL FORM THE ALLIANCE.
Respect between clans is incredibly important in maintaining peace and harmony within the clan scene. When clans show each other respect, they are able to coexist and cooperate in a way that benefits everyone. This respect is often demonstrated through gestures of goodwill, such as sharing resources or offering assistance to one another. Without respect, clans may engage in conflict and disputes, leading to division. Furthermore, a lack of respect can damage relationships and hinder the progress and development of the clan scene as a whole. Therefore, it is essential that clans prioritize respect in their interactions with one another.
Collaboration between clans is crucial for the success and prosperity of the clan scene. By working together, clans can pool their resources and skills to tackle challenges and achieve common goals. Collaboration also allows clans to share knowledge and expertise, leading to the development of new ideas and strategies. Additionally, collaboration fosters a sense of unity and solidarity among clans, which can strengthen the overall bond of the clan scene. Without collaboration, clans may struggle to accomplish their objectives and may even become isolated and vulnerable to outside threats. Therefore, it is important for clans to prioritize collaboration in order to thrive and prosper.
A Safe Environment
A safe environment is essential for the well-being and success of any clan. It allows members to feel secure and protected, which in turn promotes trust, collaboration, and teamwork. A safe environment also enables members to express themselves freely and to share their ideas and experiences without fear of judgement or harm. Additionally, a safe environment fosters a sense of community and belonging, as members are able to form strong bonds and connections with one another. Furthermore, a safe environment is crucial for the physical and mental health of clan members, as it reduces the risk of stress. In short, providing a safe environment is a crucial aspect of effective clan management, and it is essential for the success and happiness of all members.
I. To join the UCA a clan must have not operated outside of the UCA Standards within the last 3 months.
II. Affiliated and Partnered clans are NOT required to change their structure in any way other than abiding by UCA Standards to become a part of the UCA.
III. All clans joining the UCA must first be listed as an Affiliate for 3 months before becoming Partnered.
IV. All Affiliated clans are on a One Strike Policy.
V. All Partnered clans are on a Three Strike Policy. (One Strike if involved in harm to a minor.)
VI. All Affiliated and Partnered clans leadership is required to be in the UCA Discord Server.
VII. Partnered clans must sponsor two members of their leadership team to sit on the UCA Board of Leadership
VIII. All Affiliated and Partnered clans must visibly represent the UCA seal on all social media banners.
IX. All Affiliated and Partnered clans must visibly represent the UCA seal, UCA description, and Discord server invite link in all Discord Servers.