Our Bylaws

This document contains the bylaws adopted to date by the ISC membership.


  1. MEMBERSHIP
    1. Membership is open to any independent, organized supporters’ group following any soccer team playing in the United States or Canada or in one of those countries’ leagues.
    2. To be eligible to join the ISC, a supporters’ group must adopt and agree to the Charter and Supporters’ Bill of Rights.
    3. Eligible supporters’ groups may join the ISC by making a motion for their own admission by the usual means for making motions. Regardless of the rules applied for ordinary motions, the groups shall be admitted as a member if, fourteen days after the motion for is admission is made or at any time thereafter,
      1. at least three current members have voted to approve its membership, and
      2. no current member has voted to refuse the candidate group membership or objected to its membership or eligibility.
    4. If any current member votes to disapprove or to object to a group’s membership, the candidate group must then be admitted by motion using the ISC’s ordinary processes for making and adopting motions.

  2. INACTIVE AND UNREPRESENTED MEMBERS
    1. Every supporters’ group that is a member of the Council has the right to appoint one or more representatives authorized to cast its votes in Council meetings.
    2. If a group appoints multiple delegates, it may still record only one vote on any motion. If two authorized representatives of the same member cast conflicting votes, the vote shall be recorded as an abstention.
    3. Any group that for any reason does not have an authorized representative is considered inactive.
    4. A member that has not participated in any in-person meeting or online discussion for one year may be declared inactive by the following process:
      1. Any existing member may make a motion to declare a member or members “inactive.”
      2. The member shall be declared inactive and moved to the inactive rolls if, fourteen days after the motion is made, no current member has objected to the designation.
      3. A member may object to its own designation as “inactive.”
    5. An inactive member may regain its active status immediately at any time by making a statement to that effect at a public meeting or in writing by any means in which motions may be made, indicating that the group is active and naming its current authorized representative.