The US-IUSF is an acronym for the United States International University Sports Federation, which is the official representative and governing body for the United States in all FISU events, such as the World University Games and the World University Championships. In 1967, the United States Collegiate Sports Council (USCSC) officially presented its credentials to the General Assembly of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) at the Tokyo World University Games. They were subsequently accepted by the FISU General Assembly and became the governing body for the United States in all FISU events. In 2005 the USCSC officially changed its name to the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF).
PURPOSES OF THE US-IUSF
- To promote the general objectives of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
- To promote the development of international collegiate sports on an amateur basis.
- To promote internationally the physical education and welfare of students.
- To promote closer contacts between students of all countries and their cooperation for the unity of international collegiate sports.
- To ensure that the greatest amount of publicity be given to the promotion of collegiate sports in all parts of the world.
- To sponsor and coordinate professional seminars and conferences concerned with international collegiate sports and physical education.
- To assist in making arrangements for United States teams to FISU or other international collegiate competition sponsored or approved by FISU.
- To promote international understanding and communication by sponsoring international collegiate sports exchanges.